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Alcohol Tax Increase Limited by Robust Liquor Lobby

3.17.2023 – The state Senate has included a 5-cent increase to state alcohol taxes in an omnibus tax bill moving through the Capitol. Gene Grant speaks with Independent Journalist Ted Alcorn who has been covering this issue in collaboration with New Mexico in Depth. Mr. Alcorn gives more context on the role the liquor lobby plays each year a tax increase is under consideration and lays out the gravity of New Mexico’s problems with alcohol.

Correspondent: Gene Grant

Guest: Ted Alcorn, independent journalist

For More Information:

Senate Passes Nickel-per-drink Increase in Alcohol Taxes – New Mexico in Depth

Powerhouse Lobbyists on tap for Alcohol Industry – New Mexico in Depth

HB 547 – New Mexico State Legislature

HB 230 – New Mexico Legislature