SAN ANTONIO -- Last year, lawmakers cut nearly $5.5 billion dollars from public education.
The Center for Public Policy Priorities, a liberal think tank, says one of the ways to make up that loss is to up the price of beer. The group is suggesting an increase on the beer tax. What may make the plan easier to swallow for beer drinkers is that they only want to up the tax on draft beer, not cans or bottles.
There's no word on how much the tax could help out schools.DISCUSS: You can tell us how you feel about the proposal. Just CLICK HERE.
This isn't the first time someone has floated an idea like this. Back in 2009, lawmakers raised the tax on chewing tobacco to help pay off student debt for medical school students who agreed to work in inner city hospitals.