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After legalization, the powerful marijuana lobby would kill marijuana taxes. Just ask the San Diego City Council…

By Jim Gogek Advocates for legal marijuana promise that we could tax the heck out of it to pay for any costs it might create, such as the costs of treating the increased number of people addicted to marijuana. But … Continue reading

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Two crises and one solution: How alcohol tax increases can help save state budgets and reduce underage drinking

    “Schools, city stare into abyss” screams a headline in the San Diego Union-Tribune about the hundreds of millions of dollars in budget shortfalls foreseen in the next few years. “Schwarzenegger declares California fiscal emergency” yells Reuters. But the … Continue reading

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