Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Deseret News: State Liquor Stores to Stay Open After All

In addition, stores won't have to reduce operating hours as initially planned

By: Ray

News Flash...Gov. Herbert and legislative leaders get their collective heads out of their a**es.

The Deseret News has the story:
Here's the lede:
SALT LAKE CITY — Nine state liquor stores won't run dry after all — at least not this year.
Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders worked out a way for the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to shift $1.4 million within the agency to keep the stores open until February 2012. About 100 full- and part-time jobs were saved as a result.
In addition, the money means stores won't have to reduce operating hours as initially planned. All locations will maintain current hours.
"That's a big deal to people," said Vickie Ashby, DABC spokeswoman.
The Tribune is carrying the story, too:
Don't let the cat get your tongues, O Gentle Ones.

1 comment:

rudizink said...

Per DN Subscriber, beneath the DNews story:

Again, the basic question not yet answered, or even asked by the Legislators:

Why is the state of Utah even in the business of running liquor stores?

Why do we hire state employees to work in them and run up eventual costs for state retirement benefits.

Privatize the liquor business, and sell liquor store licenses and the public we be as well protected as they are now, at a lot lower cost to taxpayers.

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