SF supervisors to vote on alcohol tax

September 14, 2010 9:56:51 AM PDT
San Francisco supervisors will vote on a measure that could drive up the price of alcohol.

Liquor distributors, wholesalers, brew pubs and winemakers would be required to pay an extra 35 cents per gallon of beer they sell.

The fee would be $1 for a gallon of wine and $3.20 per gallon of hard liquor.

Supports say it would raise $16 million a year to reimburse the city for medical care, drunk driving arrests, treatment programs and other alcohol related services.

Mayor Gavin Newsom has threatened a veto.


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