- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A citizens group is challenging the validity of a citizen ballot initiative that proposes an excise tax on soda and other sugary drinks.

The Daily Camera reports (https://bit.ly/2b5VEGh ) that Mark Gelband, with the backing of the Colorado Beverage Association, is arguing that the coalition Healthy Boulder Kids did not use accurate language in its ballot petition to have an excise tax of 2 cents per ounce on distributors for the drinks.

Healthy Boulder Kids did not write in their petition that those singing it would support a Taxpayer Bill of Rights change. Gelband argues that because of this, the signatures the petition received were gained by deception.

The City Council is set to approve the proposals ballot title and to add TABOR provisions ahead of the Sept. 9 deadline.

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Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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