Interest groups fighting the sweetened beverage tax held a rally Tuesday morning outside the Thompson Building, with more than 200 waving signs and calling for a full repeal at Wednesday’s Board meeting. Commissioners Richard Boykin (D-1), Pete Silvestri (R-9), John Fritchey (D-12), Tim Schneider (R-15), Jeff Tobolski (D-16), and Sean Morrison (R-17) were all in attendance. Comm. Bridget Gainer (D-10) was expected to join, but did not.

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