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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.

1 comment:

John said...

What don`t our governments tax anymore. Life is not about living anymore more like surviving.