Indiana state lawmakers are being urged to consider raising the state’s alcoholic beverage tax to help combat alcohol use by minors. Lisa Hutcheson with the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking says it would be the first such increase since 1981 and would help offset a drop in federal funding. “We need to catch up, […]
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear made an early morning appearance before the Senate Appropriations and Revenue committee. He was there to urge passage of the tax bill that cleared the House Wednesday 66-34. Beshear says the measure protects his top priorities – education, human services and public safety. “Senate leadership, […]
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The Kentucky House has approved a budget balancing plan that raises taxes on cigarettes and alcohol. To raise revenue in a non-budget year, House leaders needed a supermajority, or 60 votes, to pass the tax bill. They got 66. Thirty-four lawmakers, including Republican Rep. Stan Lee of Lexington voted […]
Over the protests of the alcoholic beverage industry, legislation raising alcohol and cigarette taxes in Kentucky is moving quickly through the 2009 General Assembly. Keeping track of the revenue bill’s progress is Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The alcoholic beverage industry is trying to derail the tax train that appears to leaving the station in the Kentucky General Assembly. In the ongoing effort to fill an almost half-billion dollar hole in the state budget, House and Senate leaders are considering raising alcohol and cigarette taxes. But […]