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Friday, February 13, 2009

Drinks & Taxes 2009 v4: Standpoint, Idaho

The city of Standpoint, Idaho, is considering a tax on alcohol sold by the drink to pay for infrastructure improvements to its aging Memorial Field.

Standpoint is considering a 2 percent tax on beer, wine and mixed drink sales in bars and restaurants. Off-premise sales would not be subject to the tax.

A similar proposal failed to pass in 2007. If the city council approves the proposal it would then be placed on the ballot and need the support of 60 percent of the voters to become law.

Standpoint leaders say the stadium needs safety and other improvements. Officials are yet to develop a formal plan or estimate for the project.

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