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Tennessee has highest beer tax, locals are trying to change that

By Karissa Manis, Producer, kmanis@wcyb.com
Published On: Feb 22 2013 10:25:22 PM CST
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

 Tennessee has the highest beer tax in the nation and Friday night a rally was held in Johnson City to raise awareness.
     Currently, beer in Tennessee is taxed based on price and not by wholesale price and its taking a toll on some businesses.
     We spoke to Rep. Cameron Sexton about the rally and what it means for local businesses and breweries.
"Tax, the way it is, if it rises with their cost, they can't control that and so its not fault of their own and they're having to cover that tax or take away their margins."

For more information, you can visit their website:

www.fixthebeertax.com