Beer Tax Increase on Tap at Utah Legislature

Beer Tax Increase on Tap at Utah Legislature

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Those who think beer tastes great may have less filling in their wallets.

A Utah Senate committee today approved a proposed tax increase that would raise the price of beer by about a nickle a six-pack, a move lawmakers hope would funnel about $2.5 million a year into city and county law enforcement for drunken driving costs.

The Legislature, struggling to balance the budget last year, raided the fund created by the 1983 beer taxes that raises about $10 million a year.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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