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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Drinks & Taxes 2009 v9: Clark County, Nevada Medical Society Wants to Hike Alcohol Tax

Nevada is the center of legalized gambling in the U.S. and prostitution is a legitimate way of making a living in some counties, but the Clark County Medical Society believes boosting alcohol taxes is one of the best ways to close a state budget gap.

The Clark County Medical Society is officially calling for a 50 percent increase in taxes on alcohol. It says boosting the "sin tax" can fund education, health care and police.

Estimates are the increase would generate $22 million for the state.

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