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Response to firebrand80 (Reply #48)

Tue Jan 12, 2016, 05:54 PM

51. It is possible.

 

But, it would take the assistance of Congress.

The federal govt can levy taxes against/withhold funds to states who do not meet certain criteria.

There is No federal law that mandates a minimum drinking age of 21. That is left to each State. But, the States were incentivized to raise their minimum drinking ages to 21 when the feds withheld portions of federal highway funds from states that didn't raise their drinking ages to 21.

Most states pay for all their corrections costs out of their general funds but there is some federal funding in play. Not sure what other tack the federal govt could use beyond Corrections funding but I'm sure there are other ways to create an incentive.



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