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Lawmakers will hold a public hearing on raising the state's beer tax

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For the first time in three decades, Wisconsin lawmakers will hold a public hearing on raising the state's beer tax.

The Assembly's Public Safety Committee will hear comments Tuesday.

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The beer tax has been $2 a barrel since 1969.

A bill from Terese Berceau, D-Madison, would raise it to $10 a barrel and it would raise the cost of a bottle of beer by almost 2.5 cents.

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