House Promises to Vote on Liquor Privatization

The state House of Representatives is supposed to vote on liquor privatization and the liberalization of beer sales next week. The plan would call for an implosion of the 620-store system and set 1,600 licenses for liquor and wine sales up for auction. It would also allow for places to sell beer in a variety of quantities, like an actual functional commercial establishment. A previous version of this idea was shot down by a House committee. Ready…set…hold your breath. [CBS News]