Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Comparison of liquor retail store density for Western states

In November the people of Washington will vote on Initiative 1183. Initiative 1183 would end the state’s 78-year old prohibition-era monopoly on the sale of liquor in Washington. Though there are similarities to last year’s Initiative 1100, which was rejected by voters, there are also important differences. We will be releasing a full analysis discussing these differences next week. There are currently 18 liquor monopoly states in the U.S., including Washington.  These states maintain some level of monopoly control over the sale of liquor.  Washington is one of 12 states that impose a government-only monopoly on both the retail and wholesale liquor sales . . . READ MORE


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