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2009 House Bill 166: Booze tax increase
  1. Introduced by Rep. Rick Nelson (D) on January 9, 2009, to raise the alcoholic beverages wholesale sales tax to 20% from the current rate of 11%.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee on February 3, 2009.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Steven Riggs (D) on February 5, 2009, to require that alcohol taxes be deposited in an alcohol receipts trust fund and only spent in counties that allow the sale of alcohol.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Steven Riggs (D) on February 5, 2009, to make a title amendment.


Re: 2009 House Bill 166 (Booze tax increase)  by DK on May 27, 2009 


"These people in Kentucky" you refer to is "us", you included. We lost the battle, true, but we can only "win the war" by checking the voting records of our legislators, becoming more educated by our past choices and by voting based on that knowledge to attempt to make a difference in the upcoming elections. OR Pull up roots and move elsewhere hoping things will be different there...... I'm not so anxious to leave. I'll do my part. 

I agree with you concerning gambling at horse tracks, I could care less about horse racing. I've never even been to a track. I think casinos (or riverboats) are the place for gambling and there should be no mixing of the two, either one seperately would be a nightmare to oversee and regulate for tax revenue purposes. Combining them would allow too much room for corruption.

I don't think that the people of this state are getting a fair shake from the Gov. either but did you really believe that a Democrat wouldn't raise our taxes ?   

Re: 2009 House Bill 166 (Booze tax increase)  by jgough on April 4, 2009 

 In the meantime the underground economy thrives tax free.  The idiocy is unbeliveable.  I know there are critics to the Fair tax, but that is because they haven't bothered to read it and absorb it's implications.  The Fairtax is the answer to our economic woes.  However, the only drawback it has is a spendthrift Congress.  As far as gambling issue, you better believe the Horse Industry is involved.  In an industry that is already hurting the last thing they need are gambling operations which do not contribute to the industry.  That's why they have the most powerful lobby group for the gambling industry.  Anything that brings the Horse Industry more money they will be for.  Including operating slots, video poker machines out of the race tracks.

Re: 2009 House Bill 166 (Booze tax increase)  by ShareYourVoice on April 2, 2009 



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