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It may cost you more to drink a beer in Michigan.

 

A bill was introduced in the State House Wednesday to increase the tax on beer to over six-cents per 12-ounce can and just under $22.00 per barrel.

 

It's currently $6.30 per barrel, or about 1.9 cents per 12-ounce can.

 

The extra money raised would help fund treatment programs.

 

The tax would only be on beer and would not include wine or liquor sales. 

 

The president of the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association called the proposal "shortsighted" and said a tax increase would hurt a growing industry that includes brewpubs.

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