Philly Soda Tax Cited in 116-Count Federal Corruption Indictment
Could Alleged Scandal Be ‘Catalyst’ for Repeal?
February 15, 2019
The Philadelphia sweetened beverage tax championed by Mayor Jim Kenney in 2016 has figured into a 116-count federal indictment against a local union boss and a city councilman, among others. According to the indictment unveiled on Jan. 30, John Dougherty, who ran the Local 98 chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, allegedly used