From the Associated Press:
The state’s Supreme Court chief justice is advocating a new ballot measure that would use alcohol tax money for prevention and treatment efforts.
Mike McGrath, who used to be the state’s attorney general, pitched the plan to a legislative committee Tuesday.
Lawmakers are mulling changes to the state’s drunk driving laws.
McGrath says the ballot measure would fund treatment courts and other drug and alcohol and treatment and prevention programs with taxes on alcohol sales.
McGrath says that repeat drunken drivers are a problem that afflicts every community in the state.