Privatizing liquor in Oregon would hurt state revenue and the growing craft distillery industry, the OLCC chairman says.
Rob Patridge, only recently appointed chairman of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, said his agency hasn't been asked yet to do a thorough economic study of the impact of Washington-style privatization. But he knows it won't look good.
"If we have the Washington model come to Oregon, it would certainly hurt revenue long-term for the state," said Patridge, who is Klamath County district attorney and a former state representative.
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