Two other states sent questions to the voters about soda taxes and the voters gave one a yes and the other a no. Oregon voters rejected Measure 103 by an overwhelming margin of 57 – 43%. The proposal would have banned most new taxes on grocery items – especially soda and other sugary beverages. The proposal was backed by the American Beverage Association and went too far for voters as it would have amended the state constitution. It was the opposite result just north in Washington State, where I-1634 won the approval of the electorate. Initiative-1634 prohibits local communities from taxing food and beverages, while leaving Seattle’s current soda tax in place but prohibiting any further increases in its 1.75 cents per ounce excise.