Kaine: Private liquor stores risk consumption increase

Source: By: William C. Flook,  Examiner, August 28, 2009

Privatizing Virginia’s liquor stores could lead to increased alcohol consumption as private sellers seek to boost their sales, Gov. Tim Kaine said Thursday, criticizing a key part of Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell’s plan to fund transportation.

…. Virginia’s 335 liquor stores sold $665 million worth of booze last fiscal year and generated $111 million in profit, which funds state programs.

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