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Rankings - Alcohol Taxes

1. Wyoming 2. Maryland 3. Missouri 4. Colorado 5. New Hampshire 6. Wisconsin 7. Vermont 8. Indiana 9. Texas 10. Rhode Island 11. California 12. Massachusetts 13. Arizona 14. West Virginia 15. Nevada 16. Louisiana 17. Delaware
18. Connecticut 19. New Jersey 20. New York 21. Nebraska 22. Kansas 23. North Dakota 24. South Dakota 25. Maine 26. Oklahoma 27. Montana 28. Ohio 29. Minnesota 30. Illinois 31. Idaho 32. Arkansas 33. New Mexico 34. Mississippi
35. Florida 36. Michigan 37. South Carolina 38. Iowa 39. Georgia 40. Hawaii 41. North Carolina 42. Oregon 43. Virginia 44. Pennsylvania 45. Kentucky 46. Alaska 47. Tennessee 48. Alabama 49. Utah 50. Washington

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William P. Ruger

William P. Ruger is an assistant professor in the political science department at Texas State University. He has been an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University since 2008.

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Jason Sorens

Jason Sorens is an assistant professor in the political science department at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He has been an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University since 2008.