House Alcohol Tax Proposal Includes Support for School Construction

Following a day of protracted debate (with a week or so of buildup), the House of Delegates is currently debating (as of Saturday evening) HB 1213, legislation to impose a new sales tax rate of 9% on alcoholic beverages. The multiple repercussions of the tax rate increase are somewhat complex, but one item included in the House Ways and Means Committee amendments would direct funds for the FY 2012 budget to public school construction projects.…

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