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Oregon liquor privatization still possible

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Oregon beer and wine distributors spent $16,000 on a poll about liquor privatization.

Joe Gilliam, who heads the grocery association, said his group will ask the Legislature to consider privatization legislation, although he conceded it is more likely his group would be forced to go to the ballot with an initiative to have any real chance of success.

Paul Romain, the longtime lobbyist for the beer and wine distributors, didn't release the poll conducted by Davis, Hibbitts & Midgehall of Portland. But he asserted that voters here are pretty soured on the notion of liquor privatization.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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