Montana alcohol initiative stops efforts
HELENA, Montana: An alcohol initiative proposed for the November 2, 2010 ballot has withdrawn its efforts for ballot access, according to reports. The measure, introduced and supported by Supreme Court chief justice Mike McGrath, was withdrawn due to budget concerns in the state if it had passed.
The proposed measure for the 2010 ballot would have raked in revenue from alcohol sales taxes and would have used it to fund treatment courts, alcohol treatment programs and drug prevention programs. The reason for the proposal, McGrath stated, was the increase of drunk driving related cases that continue to surface around the state.