Alabama ABC Board considers raising liquor markup to support DAs, courts

Mike Cason reports for

"The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday will consider raising the markup on liquor from 30 percent to 35 percent of cost, a move that would add roughly $1 to the price of a $30 bottle in ABC stores.

The money raised by the increased markup would be designated for district attorneys and the court system under language included in the state budget, which is pending in the Legislature.

District attorneys would receive $6 million and the Unified Judicial System would receive $2.2 million for fiscal year 2018, which starts Oct. 1...."

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