May 02, 2017 10:37 PM
SANTA FE, N.M. — Voters in Santa Fe rejected a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages during a special municipal election held Tuesday.
The election had just one question on the ballot: whether to impose a 2 cent tax per fluid ounce to all sugary beverages, including sodas. If it passed, the funds raised from the tax would have supported pre-kindergarten education within Santa Fe Public Schools.
Shortly after 10 p.m., 57 percent voted against the tax while 42 percent supported it. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the pro-tax political action committee Pre-K for Santa Fe conceded the election.