PORTLAND - During July, eight Eastern Oregon counties and their 53 cities received $146,595 from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission's liquor revenue allocation.

Statewide, the agency distributed $10.4 million for the month, including $5.5 million to the general fund. Oregon's 239 incorporated cities received $1.96 million, the 36 counties netted $978,069 and the city revenue sharing account, $1.37 million.

Grant County's share was $2,163, and its cities received the following: Canyon City, $538; Dayville, $132; Granite, $17; John Day, $1,523; Long Creek, $182; Monument, $124; Seneca, $182; Mt. Vernon, $497; and Prairie City, $910.

OLCC revenue comes from the sale of distilled spirits in 238 liquor stores, taxes on malt beverages and wine, license fees and fines for liquor law violations. The money is distributed by population, with counties receiving 10 percent; cities, 20 percent; state general fund, 56 percent; and the city revenue sharing account, 14 percent.

Half the taxes on wine and malt beverages, $599,953, went to the state Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services for drug and alcohol programs. The remaining half was counted as general revenue.

The Oregon Wine Advisory Board received $18,333 from a special 2-cent per gallon tax on wine for research and promotion. The OLCC collects privilege taxes of $2.60 for a 31-gallon barrel of malt beverage, 67 cents a gallon for table wine, and 77-cents a gallon for dessert wine.

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