Governor's Message to the 56th legislature. Page: 28 of 41
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(From Additional Taxes
2% or 3% General Sales Tax is collected on these
sales) (See Tax Study Commission Report No. 4,
Final Report, p. C-85)
Increase Distilled Spirits Tax from present rate of
$1. 408 to $2. 50 per gallon. This rate is above the
Louisiana rate of $1. 68 and the same as the Arkansas
rate, however, Arkansas collects an additional 3%
General Sales Tax. (See Tax Study Commission
Report No. 4,p. 10-11; Final Report, p. C-82-83)
Cigars and other Tobacco products, except snuff.
(Applying approximately the same tax rate levied on
9, 100, 000
7, 000, 000
A. From Sources other than
New or Increased Taxes
B. From Additional Taxes
Total Additional Revenue
Revenue available for
Expenditure from present
resources (Biennial Revenue
Estimate 1959-61, p. 33)
$ 28, 740,000 $ 28, 740, 000
48, 700,000 50,300,000
$ 77,440,000 $ 79,040,000
Total Revenue Available $164, 248, 784
Contained in Governor's
Budget Document 155,303,326
For Payment of
Medical Care as
Authorized by HJR
36, 55th Legislature 5,500,000
Retirement Old State
of Texas Bonds
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