HARTFORD, Conn. — A bill that would impose a penny per ounce tax on certain carbonated and non-carbonated beverages that contain added caloric sweeteners will be the subject of a public hearing of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Tuesday.
The sugary beverage tax, proponents hope, would be used to fund a welfare-to-work program that subsidizes child care for low-income families.
The public hearing is at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
The bill has been proposed in the past, but it hasn’t made it very far in the legislative process.
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