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Pa. group lodges legal challenge to county drink tax

PITTSBURGH The prospect of charging 10 percent more for alcoholic drinks as of Jan. 1 has galvanized restaurants and other opponents of the Allegheny County tax, with one legal challenge filed Thursday and another reportedly planned.

Meanwhile, two state lawmakers are said to be drafting legislation that would cut the wholesale costs of liquor throughout the state and thereby offset the tax’s impact on restaurants and taverns here and elsewhere in Allegheny

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