Soda tax may be out of fizz

By WEEK Producer

April 28, 2014 Updated Apr 29, 2014 at 10:23 AM CDT

ILLINOIS -- An effort to tax soft drinks in Illinois may be losing its fizz.

The bill remains in committee and has not been called for any hearings.

The executive director of the Illinois Beverage Association said he believes the measure is effectively dead.

It would add a penny-per-ounce surcharge on all sugary drinks, increasing the price of a 12-pack of soda by nearly a $1.50.