DOR reports 20% jump in liquor sales receipts On the eve of an election in which the liquor industry has claimed sales have suffered from the alcohol retail sales tax, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue reported today that alcohol … [Read more...]
The Institute For Health and Recovery Calls on Yes on 1 Campaign To Pull Offensive Ads
The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) called on the Yes on Question One campaign today to pull its "offensive and irresponsible" ads that feature a liquor store customer being slapped in the face, due to the demonstrated link between … [Read more...]
Let us raise a toast to burying Question 1
The truth is, the fight to repeal the alcohol tax is being fought by the alcohol industry, for the alcohol industry. The evidence that this is a special tax break for alcohol is in the donations. The contributions to the repeal of the … [Read more...]
Six Local Newspapers Support a NO Vote on Question 1
MetroWest Daily News: Every state that has a sales tax applies it to alcohol, and for good reason. Sales tax exemptions are appropriate for the necessities of life, like food, clothing and health care, but a six-pack of beer or a bottle of … [Read more...]
LISTEN TO RADIO BOSTON (90.9FM) TODAY AT 3PM!
Listen to Vic DiGravio, co-chair of the Committee Against the Repeal of the Alcohol Tax on Radio Boston (90.9FM) at 3PM today!!! You can also call in and voice your support: 800.423.TALK … [Read more...]
Business, Higher Education, & Labor Groups Oppose Question 1; Alcohol Sales Rise in MA
As the Massachusetts Package Store Owners Association gathers for its annual meeting today in Marlborough, the Department of Revenue released figures showing that alcohol sales have increased more than 4 percent in the first quarter of the … [Read more...]
Hospitals, Insurers Join Fight Against Repeal of Alcohol Tax
"We urge Massachusetts voters to vote no on Question 1. Its passage would result in a substantial reduction in funding for substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery programs that are desperately needed. If that occurs, there … [Read more...]
JOIN Vote NO on Question One on FACEBOOK!
Please take a minute to follow the link below to join the Vote NO on Question One group on FACEBOOK. This is a great way to get the message out to voters and share information about voting NO on Question … [Read more...]
Growing Number of Voters Oppose Alcohol Sales Tax Repeal – are you one of them?
In the latest Suffolk University/Channel 7 public opinion poll, voters said they oppose repeal of the alcohol sales tax by a margin of 49% to 44%. This marks a significant shift in voter sentiment since May, when the poll found voters … [Read more...]
MASSACHUSETTS VOTERS COULD USE A LAUGH!!!
On September 23, 2010, the Committee Against Repeal of the Alcohol Tax will host a Comedy Night Fundraiser and Rally for Vote No On Question 1: No Special tax Break for Alcohol. Massachusetts voters could use a laugh, and we're giving it to … [Read more...]