Arizona: Ballot Initiative Proposes New Taxes on Alcohol

Wed, Jan 18 2012 — Source: Arizona Daily Sun

Arizona voters could get to decide if they want to tax themselves — at least if they drink — to help keep kids from drinking and prevent alcohol abuse.
Initiative papers filed Tuesday with the state would create a new tax of 25 cents a gallon on hard liquor and a dollar a gallon on beer and wine.
Proceeds would be earmarked for specific community programs.
Backers have until July 5 to gather the 172,809 valid signatures necessary to put the question on the November ballot.

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