NABCA Issues Resolution in Support of Control States
In times like these when money is tight, states often explore raising taxes and privatizing spirits sales with the belief that it will generate more revenue. What are often ignored are the supposed social consequences of privatization. Until now, the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association has been relatively quiet about the fact that several states are exploring privatization. However, the board of directors announced today that they adopted a resolution at the Association's May conference stating that "based on a multitude of published peer-reviewed scientific studies" that "there is irrefutable proof that alcohol control systems have a positive public health and safety impact on their communities."