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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Drinks & Taxes 2008 v11: Oneonta Considers Drink Tax to Pay for Emergency Services

Public safety officials in Oneonta, N.Y., have proposed a one or two cent tax on all alcoholic drinks sold in the city. The money would be used to pay for emergency services.

The city is the home of SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College, which because they are educational institutions, do not pay property taxes. Officials say that more than 50 percent of the property in the city limits is tax exempt.

The Mayor and City Council have no plans to act on the tax.

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