Tonia Moxley wrote a very good article in this morning’s Roanoke Times dealing with alcohol and football. You should read it if you get the chance.

Here is the article.

One suggestion made to cut down on drinking was to raise the price. Tax increases were mentioned. It is important to point out that direct taxes on alcohol is the sole responsibility of the Commonwealth of Virginia. At the local level, the most we can do is raise taxes in an indirect way such as the meals tax. But, that also has the effect of driving the cost of food up and hurting local restaurants.

It was a very informative article.