Home Must Reads Group believes soda tax could create jobs in Multnomah County

Group believes soda tax could create jobs in Multnomah County

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A group called "Yes for a Stronger Multnomah County" hopes to put a soda tax initiative on the November ballot.

Local physician Dr. Gregg Coodley alleges a 1 cent-per-ounce increase on soda and other sugary drinks would generate about $35 million annually, and in turn create jobs in Multnomah County in two ways.
"Half the money would go to subsidize small businesses in Multnomah County whenever they hire someone who has been unemployed," Coodley said. "We estimate that could create about 4,000 jobs."
The other half of the money would go to public programs, with an emphasis on hiring more physical education teachers, along with funding after school and summer programs focused on sports activities.

Read more at KOIN.

{biztweet}soda tax{/biztweet}

 

 

Comments   

 
Richard L.
0 #1 Bunk!Richard L. 2012-01-11 15:49:31
A tax always takes more than can be returned due to overhead. A bad idea. We should not be using and expensive tax scheme to make social policy.
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

Powerlist: Colleges and Universities

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation about higher education with the presidents of the University of Oregon and Clackamas Community College, followed by September's powerlist.


Read more...

Updated: Disrupting innovation

News
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


Read more...

Shipping News

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY JENNIFER MARGULIS

In 2012 The Dalles, a city of some 14,400 located 75 miles east of Portland and often seen as the poor cousin to adjacent Hood River, completed a massive project to revitalize its dock.


Read more...

Report Card

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Strong public schools shore up the economy, survey respondents say. But local schools demonstrate lackluster performance.


Read more...

Oversight? Or gaming the system?

News
Monday, July 14, 2014
AmazonBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.


Read more...

A Good Leap Forward

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Agriculture businesses ramp up to meet international demand as workforce and succession challenges loom.


Read more...

South Waterfront's revenge

News
Thursday, July 24, 2014
MoodyAveBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS