With the Legislature currently considering an increase in the tax on hard liquor, State Representative Terese Berceau seems to think this would be a good time to resume her crusade to increase the tax on beer:

Proponents of this bill seem to want to have it both ways – one the one hand, they say the tax is “only” 2.5 cents per bottle of beer. But on the other hand, they believe that tax is enough to keep people from drinking and driving.

I wrote about the whole idea of using taxes to coerce people’s behavior (and increasing the beer tax) in one of my first ever WPRI columns.