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Monday, March 26, 2007

Senate proposes higher beer tax

HELENA — Anheuser-Busch Cos. joined retailers and distributors from around Montana today in opposing a bill to more than double the state excise tax on beer produced by large breweries.

Money raised by the tax hike proposed by Sen. Christine Kaufmann, D-Helena, would pay for drug- and alcohol-treatment and -prevention programs, as well as the state Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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