Washington state initiative would end state liquor monopoly - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Washington state initiative would end state liquor monopoly

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - There's another campaign hoping to privatize the state liquor system in Washington. Sponsors filed paperwork for the proposed initiative this week. It would ask voters to end the state's monopoly on sales and distribution of hard liquor.

Spokeswoman Charla Neuman says the campaign is still lining up supporters. They face a July 2 deadline to collect more than 240,000 valid petition signatures.

It's the second campaign to emerge this year aimed at privatizing liquor stores. A group called Modernize Washington filed paperwork last month for its own initiative.

 

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