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Rep. Tawna Sanchez, D-Portland, has been elected chair of Oregon's Alcohol Pricing and Addiction Services task force, which is studying the public health impacts of alcohol abuse and considering raising alcohol taxes for addiction treatment.
Rep. Tawna Sanchez, D-Portland, was elected chair of the state's new Alcohol Pricing and Addiction Services task force in its first meeting last week.
The task force, made up of state lawmakers, public health experts, and representatives from Oregon's beer, wine, and cider industries, is examining alcohol addiction in the state and its cost to the state. It is also looking at the funding of Oregon's addiction prevention and treatment system, and considering whether to increase taxes on beer and wine.
The task force is looking at alcohol addiction in Oregon, its cost to the state and the funding of Oregon's lackluster addiction prevention and treatment system. It's also considering whether to boost taxes on beer and wine, which are set by the Legislature.