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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Drinks & Taxes 2009 v14: Minnesota

Minnesota lawmakers are the latest to decide the way to manage a state budget is through higher taxes on drinks.

A proposal has been introduced that includes higher taxes on beer, wine and spirits, along with increases in taxes on cigarettes and high-income residents.

Lawmakers say it would be the first increase in alcohol taxes in the state since the 1980s. Taxes on a glass of beer or wine would go up a penny, while taxes on liquor would go up 3 cents a drink.

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