Not surprised by liquor sales trends


The June 1, 2014, article regarding liquor sales in Washington two years after passing I-1183 says it all. Prices are up, theft is up, ER visits are up, and the mom-and-pop purchases of many of the former state-owned stores are closing. Oh, and one more thing, state taxes on liquor are not going to go down. Did you really think the state was going to give up that revenue? I-1183 is not, and was not, good for Washington. My guess is that in a few years we'll be reading similar news about marijuana.

Rex E. Watt


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