Oregon Health Authority said its cover-up of beer and wine tax study was inadvertent. That’s false – oregonlive.com:

The Oregon Health Authority apologized last month for failing to publish a study showing an increase in beer and wine taxes would barely diminish harms from excessive drinking, saying officials inadvertently lost track of doing so amid a staggering COVID workload.

That’s not true, public records show.

Internal emails and an interview with the study’s author show the agency refrained from publishing the findings in 2022 as health authority officials worked to advance their since-scuttled plan to increase beer and wine taxes.