Support the Special Resolution for Alcohol Tax

New Poll Shows 76% of New Mexico Voters Support Raising Alcohol Taxes 25¢ a drink

A telephone survey of 405 likely voters shows strong support for a 25¢ per drink tax increase on alcohol purchases in New Mexico and using the revenue for alcohol and drug prevention and treatment as well as health care in the State.  In total, just over three-in-four voters say they either strongly support (51%) or somewhat support (25%) a proposed 25¢ per drink tax on alcohol compared to 21% who are opposed.  Informing voters that the proposed 25¢ per drink alcohol tax will increase the cost for a six-pack of beer by $1.50, a bottle of wine by $1.25, and a fifth of liquor by $4.00 has only a small impact on overall support levels.  In total 71% say they either strongly support (49%) or somewhat support (22%) the 25¢ per drink tax when given the additional cost information.......

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Here’s the facts from our nation’s top economists, health experts & alcohol policy analysts on how alcohol taxes save lives and money.

The Alcohol Tax Report

The Economic and Health Effects of a Twenty-Five Cents per Drink Alcohol Excise Tax Increase in New Mexico Prepared by Healthy Places ConsultingMarch 31, 2015 Download PDF Executive Summary This report describes the likely...

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Medicaid and Alcohol Report

Modeled Impact of a Proposed Alcohol Excise Tax on Medicaid Savings The Economic and Health Effects of a Twenty-Five Cents per Drink Alcohol Excise Tax Increase in New Mexico Prepared by Kitty...

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Cancer Mortality Report

Modeled Impact of a Proposed Alcohol Excise Tax on Cancer Incidence and Mortality The Economic and Health Effects of a Twenty-Five Cents per Drink Alcohol Excise Tax Increase in New Mexico Prepared...

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Knowledge is Power

 

Open these sheets and form your own opinion:

facts taxesSaves Lives
facts drinkingGrow Our Economy
facts costsPays for the Harms
facts drivingNot Regressive
facts goodIt's Good Policy

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How New Mexico will benefit from increasing alcohol taxes

Alcohol Taxes Save Lives & Money has worked with the nation’s leading health and alcohol economists to model exactly what will happen when New Mexico raises the alcohol excise tax by 25¢ per drink. All the data was then vetted by UNM professors, allowing us to claim with certainty that alcohol taxes save lives and money.  Please give it a read and and then pass it along to your peers and policy makers so they too can learn how New Mexico will benefit from increasing alcohol taxes.
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Educate Your Peers and Policy Makers

Raising alcohol taxes is good public policy and good politics. But most people cringe when they hear the word “taxes.” Alcohol Taxes Save Lives & Money has worked with the nation’s top alcohol economists and UNM professors to model exactly how many lives increased alcohol taxes will save. Learn how a 25¢ per drink tax increase boosts our economy and saves cities and counties tax dollars from no longer have to pay as much to clean up after the harms caused by excessive drinking.
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Alcohol Taxes Save Lives and Money Resolution

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