The costs of alcohol use in Minnesota far exceed alcohol tax revenue. Alcohol use cost Minnesotans $4.5 billion in 2001, according to a 2004 study by the Minnesota Department of Health. That amounts to over $900 for every person in the state. These costs are 17 times higher than the $260 million collected from alcohol sales in 2004.
And the bill for state and local Minnesota taxpayers is at least $923 million per year—that’s $385 per taxpayer each year!
The FACTS Coalition supports:
IT JUST MAKES CENTS – IT’S TIME TO FACE THE FACTS ABOUT THE REAL COST OF ALCOHOL USE IN MINNESOTA!