Beer tax battle heads to the Internet

October 29th, 2007 | Posted by Real Beer

Illinois beer distributors have taken their their fight against Mayor Daley’s proposed beer tax increase to the Internet.

Stop Chicago Liquor Tax Increase” gives interested parties a direct connection to the Chicago aldermen who will be voting on Daley’s proposal, according to a press release from the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois.

Mayor Daley’s tax proposal calls for an 87.5% on all liquor sold in the city. The increase would raise the cost of beer 30 cents per gallon, or approximately eight cents per six-pack. The ABDI says this would make Chicago beer one of the most heavily taxed beverages in the nation.

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One Response to “Beer tax battle heads to the Internet”

  1. Jim Quinn Says:

    Not sure how they calculate- but 30 cents per gallon is over 16 cents per six pack where I grew up in Milwaukee!

    Hope they defeat this thing.