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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Drinks & Taxes 2008 v2: California

Our neo-Prohibitionist friends at the Marin Institute are at it again. Now they are recommending that California slap an additional 25 cents per drink tax on all alcohol in the state to help close a $14 billion budget gap in the state.

In "recommending" the new tax to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and California Legislature the Marin Institute claims the "overdue" tax would generate almost $3 billion in revenue.

The group says increased taxes on alcohol is a way to force the drinks industry to pay its share of costs for California government programs.

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