Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lynch makes budget cuts ....

Here is the latest on the state's budget mess: ["Lynch demands sweeping cuts in state spending"].
I'm beginning to wonder if it wouldn't be better to levy a statewide tax on liquor and then allow private stores to sell it via license, similar to packies in Massachusetts. The state would still reap the benefit of the sales but not have to pay all those employees to run the stores. Businesses currently selling beer and wine could apply for the right to sell liquor.
There are some great comments on the UL's Web site. Check out the one about the Verizon Wireless arena. I can't believe Manch is paying an annual $4-plus million interest bill on that thing, money that is going against the state's rooms and meals tax. What a disaster!
That said, this is all better than implementing a sales or income tax that many of us out here can't afford.

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