Eight eastern Oregon counties and their 53 cities received $185,557 from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission's July distilled spirits revenue allocation.

Wallowa County, with a population of 7,150, received $2,521. The county's incorporated cities also received funds: Enterprise, $1,988; Joseph, $1,118; Lostine, $259; Wallowa,$901.

Statewide, the agency distributed $13.2 million in July, including $6.9 million to the general fund. Oregon's 239 incorporated cities received $2.5 million, the 36 counties netted $1.25 million and the city revenue sharing account, $1.7 million. The July 2003 allocation was $10.4 million. Last month's revenue share was $8.7 million.

OLCC revenue is derived from the sale of distilled spirits in 240 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.

The July per capita distribution rate for cities was $1.03, based on a population of 2.4 million; counties got 35 cents per person based on a population of 3.54 million.

Half the taxes on wine and malt beverages, $656,343, went to the state Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services for drug and alcohol programs. The remaining half was poured into the general revenue hopper.

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