State Finances and Taxes on Alcohol

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It's harder than ever to raise taxes in the midst of a recession. Around the country, states are beginning to increase levies on alcohol. How long has it been since California increased alcohol taxes? Alcohol Justice has just published a study called "Drunk with Power: Industry Kills Alcohol Mitigation Fees in California 2010."

Credits

Guests:
Bruce Lee Livingston - Alcohol Justice, Kim Severson - New York Times - @kimseverson

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal, Caitlin Shamberg