Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

WE'RE IN THE NEWS: TAX PLAN PROGRESSES IN SPITE OF CRITICISM

The latest proposal to extend the sales tax to candy, now exempt as a food item, is drawing both opposition and support in Olympia. The Children's Alliance supports the proposal, which would use the revenue from taxed candy to restore medical and dental programs for children. Teresa Mosqueda, advocacy & legislative relations for the Children's Alliance, says:

“We can no longer afford to subsidize candy and sweets. These items are not food items.”

Read the full article from The Spokesman-Review.