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Lawmakers eye higher taxes on alcohol, tobacco products

Democratic lawmakers are proposing higher taxes on alcohol and tobacco in Delaware as part of an effort to fashion a budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

One bill icigarettes_moneyntroduced Thursday raises the beer tax by two cents a can. The wine tax would increase by about three cents per serving, while taxes on liquor would jump by 15 cents per 750 milliliter bottle. The increases would net an estimated $7.2 million next year and $9.9 million the following year. A separate bill increases a variety of tobacco taxes, including hiking cigarette taxes by 50 cents per pack, from $1.60 to $2.10. It also includes vapor products in the definition of tobacco. Find out more: ...
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