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State Lawmaker Wants to Raise Tax on Beer

A UTAH LAWMAKER IS PROPOSING A BILL, TO RAISE THE STATE TAX ON BEER.

REPUBLICAN REP. JACK DRAXLER OF NORTH LOGAN, TOLD THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES INTERIM COMMITTEE, WEDNESDAY, BEER TAX SHOULD BE TIED TO INFLATION.

HE BELIEVES, IF BEER COSTS GO UP... CONSUMPTION WILL GO DOWN.

BUT JIM OLSEN -- WITH THE BEER WHOLESALERS ASSOCIATION -- SAYS, TARGETING ONE PRODUCT -- TO ADDRESS A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM -- IS UNFAIR.

REP. DRAXLER SAYS OUR STATE ALSO NEEDS TO DO MORE, TO EDUCATE TEENAGERS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF BEER.

 

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