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Oregon Makes $24 M In Liquor Revenue For Month Of March

The OLCC shows how liquor revenue is returned into local funds. In March, liquor sales, taxes, fees and more generated more than $24 M in revenue.

Posted: May. 31, 2018 9:12 AM
Updated: May. 31, 2018 10:13 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has released a report on how one month's liquor revenue is funding local cities, counties, and programs. In March 2018, the OLCC reported a $24 M revenue from liquor sales, taxes, license fees, and other means. 

It's no secret that alcohol is a big money maker. The OLCC reports that between 2015 and 2017 the state gained $1.22 billion in liquor revenue with a net revenue of $465.2 M.

Funds from every month are distributed among the general fund, city revenue sharing account, cities, counties, the Oregon Wine Board and Mental Health, Alcoholism, and Drug Services. 

For the month of March 2018, Jackson County received $115,441 while Medford received $123,308. Josephine County received $45,585 and Grants Pass $57,532. The OLCC report gives a breakdown of how much money every county and city received with this liquor revenue. You can find the full list here. 

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