Monday, May 12, 2008
Drinks & Taxes 2008 v10: North Carolina Governor Wants 4 Percent Hike to Beer, Wine and Spirits Taxes
North Carolina is joining a number of states in deciding that increasing the tax on alcohol is a good way to balance its budget.
North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has made a $21.5 billion budget proposal and wants to boost taxes on beer, wine and spirits to help pay for the 4.2 percent hike in spending.
Gov. Easley say the 4 percent tax increase on alcohol would provide $68 million to fund mental health programs in the state.