Monday, February 16, 2009

Guess I Won't Be Drinking Much Beer Down in Oregon

This threatens to ruin my occasional pilgrimage to Powells. Books and beer are about all the state has to offer.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Five Oregon state lawmakers want to impose a hefty tax on beer and have introduced a bill that brewers say would cripple them.

Four Portland legislators joined a Springfield senator to introduce Oregon House Bill
, which would impose a $49.61 tax on each barrel of beer produced by Oregon brewers.

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