Emotions bubble over at Philadelphia soda tax hearing

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Emotions are bubbling up over the proposed soda tax hike in Philadelphia. (WPVI)

Emotions are bubbling up over the proposed soda tax hike in Philadelphia.

It was standing room only at a public hearing Tuesday night at Concilio in the city's Hunting Park section.

Council members heard varied opinions from residents about the 3-cents-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages.

Some held signs saying "We can't afford it!" and asking "What will the city tax next?"

While others argued it would lead to a better city and that our kids are worth it.

Mayor Jim Kenney wants to raise $400-million to fund universal pre-K, rehab the city's rundown rec centers, and purchase equipment for the police and fire departments.


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