Monday, October 18, 2010

I-1100 and I-1105: Ending the state's liquor monopoly

In November the people of Washington will vote on Initiatives 1100 and 1105. There are important differences between the two, but both measures would end the state’s prohibition-era monopoly on the sale of hard liquor. Washington Policy Center has long recommended ending the state’s liquor business and refocusing efforts on enforcement and public education. Washington is one of 18 states which operate an official monopoly over sales of hard liquor. Washingtonians last considered privatizing liquor sales in 1972, when they voted on Initiative 261. That measure was defeated . . . READ MORE


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