Anniversary of liquor privatization tomorrow

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Anniversary of liquor privatization tomorrow


OLYMPIA, Wash. – Tomorrow will mark the first anniversary of the privatization of liquor sales in Washington.

The state had been in charge of liquor sales for decades before voters decided the government should get out of the alcoholic-beverage business.

The Washington State Department of Revenue says more than 1,400 retailers statewide sell liquor.

Private retail outlets are selling an average of 2.7 million liters per month, compared to 2.5 million before privatization.

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