SEATTLE — Seattle officials say the city's sugary beverages tax generated more than $4 million in revenue in its first three months.
Finance and Administrative Services department spokeswoman Julie Moore says the office had received more than $4 million in first-quarter tax payments as of last Friday.
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Seattle began taxing sugary beverages, syrups and concentrates at the beginning of this year.
Supporters of the tax hoped the boosted prices would discourage people from buying sugary drinks, which have been linked to diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and tooth decay.
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