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Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
In 2012, the Washington State Legislature passed a bill that significantly impacts local liquor revenues. First, the bill capped the amount of liquor profits cities and counties receive at $49.4 million annually. Prior to this action, local government liquor profits had grown over time – an average of 3.5% per year since 2000. Second, it eliminated the local share of liquor taxes through September 2013 and permanently redirected $10 million to the state general fund.
This session AWC is working to restore local liquor revenue through HB 1368. What does this mean to your city? We’ve prepared two charts showing the estimated amount each city will lose if this revenue is not restored.
For liquor profit losses, click here.
For liquor tax losses, click here.
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