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Inside Politics: Debating I-1634, 'Yes! To Affordable Groceries'

Election Day is a little more than a month away, and KING 5 will be digging into all of big citizen initiatives on the November ballot this year starting with I-1634, which aims to stop future taxes on sugary drinks.
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Cans of soda are displayed in a cooler on June 29, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Initiative 1634, nicknamed “Yes! To Affordable Groceries,” is largely an effort to block future soda taxes in response to Seattle’s recently passed soda tax.

Big beverage corporations, a number of businesses, and unions support the initiative, but a number of health groups are opposed, including the American Heart Association.

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Debating the measure are Pete Lamb of Teamsters 174, a member of the coalition supporting I-1634, and Dr. Mary Ann Bauman, a board member of the American Heart Association and a spokeswoman for the opposition campaign.

Read text of initiative

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