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Another Senator, Another Proposed Tax

On Monday, state Sen. Robert Deuell, R-Greenville, said he would rather raise taxes than make the cuts under consideration. Now, state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville, has introduced legislation to increase the tax on soft drinks by a penny per ounce.

On Monday, state Sen. Robert Deuell, R-Greenville, said he would rather raise taxes than make the cuts lawmakers are considering now. Now, Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville, has introduced legislation to increase the tax on soft drinks by a penny per ounce. Lucio says the move could raise up to $4 billion over two years.

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