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UPDATE 2: Beer tax might call Joe Six-Pack to duty

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on April 5, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
April 5, 2010 4:43 pm

New ideas for ending a tax and budget impasse at the state Capitol include almost tripling the tax on a six-pack of beer and adding tax to sales of candy and gum. But the latest Senate Democratic plan retains a controversial general sales tax increase — 0.1 percent, which is estimated to cost the average resident $10 a year.

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