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Chancellor's Forum - Philadelphia's Proposed Sugary Drink Tax
Featured Speakers Moderator
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Susan Gobreski
Director for Community Schools
The City of Philadelphia
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Daniel H. Grace
Teamsters Local 830
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Jan C. Ting
Professor of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law
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Lauren Vidas
Hazzouri and Associates
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Julia Terruso
Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Chancellor's Forum
Philadelphia's Proposed Sugary Drink Tax Presented by the Bar-News Media Committee

The proposed Philadelphia Sugary Drink Tax would add a 3-cents-per-ounce tax to all sugary drinks sold in Philadelphia. For proponents of the tax, it's a way to fund much-needed services such as universal Pre-K, community schools and major park renovations. It may also address certain public health concerns if citizens think twice about the purchase of sugary drinks, which can lead to increased health problems, particularly for those living in poverty. For critics of the Sugary Drink Tax, it's an additional financial burden to Philadelphia businesses that will be passed down to consumers. This discussion will feature experts in the tax field, business leaders and City representatives who will speak to the issues of tax policy and how to raise needed revenue to achieve fiscal stability that will support critical programs and services for the citizens of Philadelphia now and into the future.

Additional panelists to be announced.

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Gaetan J. Alfano
Philadelphia Bar Association

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

4 - 6 p.m.
Includes wine-and-cheese reception

Philadelphia Bar Association
1101 Market Street
11th Floor Conference Center
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Registration Info:
This program is FREE for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $15.00 for non-members. Registration is required for all attendees.

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