Stenhouse: Liquor sales increase after 2013 liquor and wine sales tax exemption

MIKE STENHOUSE, founder and CEO of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, calls for approval of a 3 percent retail sales tax. /PBN PHOTO/ FILE RUPERT WHITELEY
MIKE STENHOUSE, founder and CEO of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, calls for approval of a 3 percent retail sales tax. /PBN PHOTO/ FILE RUPERT WHITELEY
PROVIDENCE - Liquor sales in liquor stores have increased since the 2013 sales tax exemption on liquor and wine, said Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, a local nonprofit advocacy group. Citing a report on alcohol sales from the R.I. Department of Revenue, wine and spirits sales increased 21.4 percent in a two-year span in which…

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