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Liquor and wine sellers poured water into the Boston Harbor at the site of the Boston Tea Party on the Congress Street Bridge as a symbolic gesture to celebrate the repeal of the sales tax on alcohol, which goes into effect on Jan. 1.
Question 1, which passed in November, removed the 6.25 percent sales tax placed on liquor, beer, and wine last year.
State officials said the repeal would cost the state about $110 million in lost revenue, but storeowners said the tax was causing them to lose customers to tax-free New Hampshire.
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