The Delaware General Assembly is considering two potential increases or Ã¢â‚¬Å“revenue enhancersÃ¢â‚¬ to close a $250 million budget gap: a significant increase on all alcohol license fees, which have not been increased since 1950 and are projected to raise an additional $600,000, and a 50% increase on beer, wine and spirits taxes. It is anticipated that the draft budget will be released Thursday and could pass the Assembly as early as that day. All Ã¢â‚¬Å“revenue enhancers,Ã¢â‚¬ such as the alcohol tax proposals, must be approved by a 3/5 majority vote. The Delaware Restaurant Association is working with an industry coalition to oppose this tax threat.
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