Seattle Braces for Espresso Tax Vote Seattle votes Tuesday on a plan to add a 10-cent tax on all espresso drinks sold in the city. Proceeds would benefit the area's preschool programs. Teachers' unions, PTAs and many citizens' groups support the measure, but Starbucks, the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and many coffee drinkers oppose it. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and John Burbank of the Economic Opportunity Institute in Seattle.
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Seattle Braces for Espresso Tax Vote

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Seattle Braces for Espresso Tax Vote

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Seattle Braces for Espresso Tax Vote

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Seattle votes Tuesday on a plan to add a 10-cent tax on all espresso drinks sold in the city. Proceeds would benefit the area's preschool programs. Teachers' unions, PTAs and many citizens' groups support the measure, but Starbucks, the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and many coffee drinkers oppose it. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and John Burbank of the Economic Opportunity Institute in Seattle.