|Advocates Didn’t Obtain Beer and Wine Tax, but Gov. Kate Brown’s Budget Proposes Tax Increase on Hard Liquor|
Story By Nigel Jaquiss
|Published on Tuesday December 8, 2020 - 1:38 AM|
Oregon Recovers, the nonprofit that is pushing for the state to fix its nearly last-in-the-nation spending on addiction treatment services, reacted angrily last week when Brown released her proposed budget for 2021-23 without any increase in beer and wine taxes.
"The governor's decision to prioritize the billion-dollar beer and wine industry at the expense of Oregon families is at odds with her previous commitments and will result in a continued increase in alcohol-related fatalities," the group said in a Dec. 3 statement decrying Brown's "poor decisions."