By William Shughart | Monday June 20, 2016 at 9:48 AM PST | Comments Off on Scotland’s Looming Regulatory Hangover
In May 2012, Scotland’s parliament enacted a law setting a minimum unit price (MUP) for all alcoholic beverages sold nationwide. The MUP of 50 pence (about 72 cents) per 10 milliliters of pure alcohol applies to beer, wine and distilled spirits, but has not yet gone into effect because the legislation, not surprisingly, was...
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Tags: alcohol, Beer, Distilled Spirits, Minimum Unit Pricing, Nanny State, Regulation, Resale Price Maintenance, Scotland, sin taxes, Wine
By William Shughart | Monday March 31, 2014 at 2:50 PM PST | Comments Off on “Pot” Holes?
A recent story published on Fox News New York reports that New Jersey state senator Nicholas Scutari plans to introduce a bill to legalize the sale of marijuana there, tax purchases at the current sales tax rate of seven percent and deposit 70 percent of the proceeds into New Jersey’s highway trust fund. Like...
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Tags: Budget and Tax Policy, Federalism, Liberty, marijuana, Nanny State, Politics, sin taxes, state highway trust funds, Taxation