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Dems scrap raising liquor tax to pay for crackdown on drunken driving

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Wisconsin Senate Democrats have scrapped the idea of raising the state's liquor tax to pay for a crackdown on drunken driving.

Instead, they're considering a higher fee to reinstate driver's licenses after they're suspended and revoked.

A Senate committee endorsed a 50-cent tax hike on a bottle of booze. But Assembly leaders balked at the increase and it's held up action on several drunken driving measures the Assembly unanimously passed a few weeks ago.

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