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First State begins looking at sugary drink tax

From Delaware Public Media

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services is in the early stages of examining the possible effects of a statewide tax on sugary beverages.

Cities like Philadelphia, Seattle and Berkeley, California have passed soda taxes. Chicago passed and then repealed one.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association earlier this year issued a joint statement supporting a tax on sugary beverages, limiting marketing to children and financial incentives for choosing healthier options.

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https://www.delawarepublic.org/post/first-state-begins-looking-sugary-drink-tax

Proposed Dover lodging tax takes big step forward

From Delaware State News

DOVER — Dover Councilman Tanner Polce called it a “call to action and a full-court press.”

That’s after he learned the General Assembly had authorized legislation to allow Kent Levy Court to establish a tax on hotels and similar establishments — and to then direct that revenue to the DE Turf sports complex.

That bill, which passed on June 30, enables Kent County to place a tax of up to 3 percent on hotels, motels and tourist homes — including those in the city of Dover — with the proceeds designated for the Frederica-area sports complex.

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https://delawarestatenews.net/news/proposed-dover-lodging-tax-takes-big-step-forward/

Study: Delaware ranked 7th worst state to start a business

From Delaware Business Times

Is Delaware among the 10 worst states to start a business?

A new study from WalletHub ranked Delaware as the 7th worst state to launch a new enterprise. The personal finance website, which generates a near constant stream of economic rankings, compared 26 indicators across 50 states to determine the best place to launch and grow a business in the U.S.

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https://www.delawarebusinesstimes.com/delaware-ranked-7th-worst-state-to-launch-a-business/