Connecticut is so broke, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is now proposing that a 25-cent-per-bottle deposit be placed on wine and hard liquor bottles. The state already has an outdated bottle bill that banks on people not returning the bottles for deposit money, so the state can keep the dough instead. Now the governor wants to add wine and Jack Daniels to his hit list.
The bottle deposit bill is outdated, because most municipalities have roadside pick up of recyclables. The state law is nothing more than a money grab not an environmental measure.
With Connecticut swimming in red ink, the governor announced a series of tax hikes in his proposal, including increasing the sales, cigarette and gas taxes and adding tolls. He also called for eliminating the $200 property tax credit and proposed the elimination of other tax exemptions.
It’s enough to drive you to drink, except the governor has now moved to make that more costly too.