$800 million wine, beer… tax
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The governor said that [at this time] increasing taxes on beer, wine and cider faces… many political hurdles. Lawmakers will take up the governor’s budget after their session begins in January .
“I know the beer and wine tax hasn’t been increased in 30-plus years,” Brown said during a conference call with reporters… “It’s a tough fight at the Legislature…” … “The price of alcohol in Oregon is too low,” the Oregon Health Authority document [a 2019-2021 2,050-page document draft budget] states. “Cheap alcohol fuels excessive drinking and related harms.” Raising the tax on alcohol would for 2019-21, bring in an additional $491 million, the budget document says, “which would generate additional funding for treatment services, cities, counties and Oregon’s General Fund.”
Oregon Health Authority seeks tax increase on alcohol, cigarettes and here
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