There may be no alcohol sales in Tennessee if Representative Curry Todd has his way
If these proposals become law they could further restrict the ability of State, county, and municipal governments to raise revenue without having to further increase property taxes. Liquor taxation is a tax that is entirely voluntary, and has the potential to raise untold millions of dollars a year. While members like Rep. Tony Shipley are moving on legislation that could truly reduce the impact of drunk driving through real punitive action, this bill (which I am loathe to point out is being run in the Senate by my Senator who I voted for, and hope to support again) will have as much impact on alcohol-related crime as simply uttering the statement "alcohol-related crime is bad."
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