What Do Taxes and Drunk Driving Have in Common? (You’d Be Surprised!)

Organizations in every state have implemented countless initiatives to reduce drunk driving. Maryland seems to have found one that works. They simply raised the sales tax on alcohol. In 2011, Maryland raised the state sales tax on alcohol from 6 percent to 9 percent. At the time, the goal was to increase revenues. The hike…

Maryland's discovered something here - the link between taxes and drunk driving.

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