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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, July 26, 1978-Page 7
STATE COMMERCE HEAD VOWS TO FIGHT BILL
Liquor price hike proposal called 'rip-off'
NSING (UPI) - State Commerce a48 per cent markup to the price it py cost after the state's mark up." currently costing $5.03 would go up
tor Keith Molin said yesterday for liquor it buys from manufacturers. He said 91 per cent of the estimated about 20 cents if the bill becomes law,
ation pending in the state Senate That insures a 48 per cent profit for the $17 million increase in the cost of retail Molin said, and the price of liquor by
e liquor costs by $17 million is a state. liquor would go to the dealers and only the glass would go up between 5 and 10
sic consumer rip-off." The state then sells that liquor to $1.5 million to the state. cents.
will afford more than $15 million licensees, such as bars and package It's bad for consumers in Michigan
dfall profits for retail dealers and dealers, and gives them a 15 per cent because it raises their costs," Molin
onscionable in terms of the public discount on the marked up price. That junior partner" in the liquor control said.
st," Molin said. insures that dealers will make at least a business, Molin said, because dealer "It would also affect the price balan-
15 per cent gross profit on the sales, profits would surpass the state's profits ce between Michigan and neighborhood
IIS IS A classic consumer rip- The pending legislation would raise by about $3 million, states, meaning we will have less sales
e rk tThe retail cost of a bottle of booze and therefore less state profit.

Molin pledged to lead a fight against
the bill this fall. The measure already
has been approved by the House.
Under Michigan's liquor control act,
the price paid by consumers is deter-
mined by a percentage markup over
cost which is applied by the Michigan
Liquor Control Commission.
CURRENTLY, the commission adds

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dealers' discount to 18 per cent.
THE BILL'S backers, including
liquor dealers, claim the increased
discount is needed to offset inflation.
"That is not so," Molin said. "The
dealers have a built-in hedge against in-
flation because their profits are
calculated as a percentage of the actual

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