Tennessee Brewers Support Proposed Tax Change

Tennessee has the nation’s highest tax on beer, and it’s stifling the growth of the state’s fledgling craft-brewing industry, say leaders of the state’s malt-beverage brewers and wholesalers. To help correct that, they’re supporting a bill expected to be filed in the General Assembly this week to restructure the tax, although they say the changes won’t lower the tax — or even improve the state’s highest-tax ranking. (Knoxvillebiz.com)