Allegheny County Judge Grants Drink Tax Injunction
January 2, 2009, 8:55 pm
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We are happy to announce today that Allegheny Court of Common Pleas Judge Judith Olson heard our arguments and granted the injunction that will stop the County from expending Drink and Car Rental tax monies for anything but the Port Authority.  Click on the links below for more news coverage:

Judge: Drink Tax Revenue Must Go to Mass Transit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Judge: Drink Tax Surplus is for Port Authority, KDKA-TV

Judge Grants Drink Tax Injunction Against Allegheny County, WTAE-TV

dan-onorato

Mr. Onorato is shocked.

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Drink Tax Referenda Not on Ballot…YET!
October 15, 2008, 2:34 pm
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After we all worked tirelessly to get our referendum on the November ballot, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued no directive and therefore both drink tax referenda will remain off of the ballot.

pa-supreme-court No word from the PA Supreme Court about the Drink Tax referenda.

While this is disheartening news, it is in no way, shape or form going to stop our fight against this unfair tax.  If the Supreme Court rules on the issue later this week, we will demand all ballots be reprinted with our referendum.

Keep checking back for updates.



Over 40,000 Signatures Collected to Axe the Drink Tax

Thanks to everyone who helped gather signatures and spread the word about the Whiskey Rebellion II to “AXE THE DRINK TAX!” Because of you, we succeeded in collecting over twice the amount of signatures we needed – 23,006 – to get our Drink Tax referendum on the November Ballot. The effort is the biggest petition drive in the history of Allegheny County!

Some of our great staff – servers from local restaurants – personally delivered all of the petitions to Allegheny County governement yesterday. Check out some of the news coverage below:

“PITTSBURGH WAITERS, WAITRESSES DELIVER ANTI-DRINK TAX PETITIONS”
8/5/08, Bob Mayo, WTAE-TV

“GROUP SUBMITS SIGNATURES FOR DRINK TAX REFERENDUM”
8/5/08, Kym Gable, KDKA-TV

“DRINK TAX FOES DELIVER SIGNATURES”
8/6/08, Daniel Malloy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“DRINK TAX OPPONENTS DELIVER ON PETITIONS”
8/6/08, Justin Vellucci, Pittsburgh Tribune Review