Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Does the state try to maximize liquor sales?

One of the arguments Initiatives 1100 and 1105 proponents make is that the state's current monopoly on liquor sales distracts the Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) from its other duties and incentivizes the state to try to maximize liquor sales to generate more revenue for government budgets. A 2009 liquor sale strategy by the WSLCB appears to confirm an effort to increase sales. Between November 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009, the state opened temporary liquor stores in four Western Washington shopping malls. According to the Liquor Board’s press release . . . READ MORE


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