Gov. Butch Otter has signed HB 2 into law, eliminating longstanding restrictions on political activity by employees of the state liquor dispensary. Dispensary chief Dyke Nally told lawmakers that his employees want to be free to have a political yard sign or attend a candidate barbecue just like any other state employee. The bill passed both houses unanimously; Otter signed it into law yesterday, along with a dozen other bills.
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