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Washington Buyers Boost Booze Sales

Idaho state liquor stores had an estimated $10 million in additional sales – 6 percent of their total sales – from Washington customers in 2013, the head of Idaho’s state liquor division told lawmakers this morning. That’s because when Washington privatized liquor sales in June of 2012, the changeover bumped up prices enough in that state that more customers crossed the state line to North Idaho/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Do you appreciate Washington's contribution to Idaho's revenue stream as much as I do?


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