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Liquor initiative has enough signatures

OLYMPIA – Secretary of State Sam Reed has certified one of two liquor privatization measures to the ballot.

Supporters of Initiative 1100 turned in more than 390,000 voter signatures, well above the 241,000 required. A random check of signatures was completed Friday.

I-1100 would abolish the state distribution and sales system in favor of private businesses. Retailers with licenses to sell beer and wine would be eligible to add a liquor license, state price controls and bans against volume discounts would be repealed, and retailers could buy directly from manufacturers.

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