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The Wine Source Endorses the Alcohol Tax

PROMINENT BALTIMORE WINE STORE, THE WINE SOURCE, ENDORSES LORRAINE SHEEHAN DIME A DRINK ALCOHOL TAX INCREASE PROPOSAL

Baltimore, MD.   On Monday, February 8, at 10am, prominent Baltimore wine store owner, David Wells, of The Wine Source in Hampden, announced his strong support for the Lorraine Sheehan dime a drink alcohol tax increase legislation, Senate Bill 168 sponsored by Senator Verna Jones-Rodwell and House Bill 121 sponsored by Delegate James Hubbard.

“I will sleep better at night,” said Mr. Wells, “Knowing that this dime a drink alcohol tax increase is reducing underage drinking and alcohol abuse.  I strongly support both the dime a drink increase and the plan to use the $215 million it will raise for health care, to fund programs for people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, and for drug and alcohol prevention and treatment.  It is time for our industry to do its fair share to reduce the deaths and societal problems caused by the misuse of our product.”

“David Wells’ endorsement of the Lorraine Sheehan dime a drink alcohol tax increase proposal is a major step forward for us,’ said Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative. “When a prominent wine seller endorses our proposal, no one can argue that it would be bad for the economy or jobs.  We are confident that the General Assembly will agree with Mr. Wells and two thirds of Maryland voters who support this proposal and enact the life-saving legislation into law.”