Ore. officials say liquor prices wouldn't change if system is privatized

Ore. officials say liquor prices wouldn't change if system is privatized

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Ore. officials say liquor prices wouldn't change if system is privatized

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 12 at 4:49 PM

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon state officials say liquor prices are not likely to change if the system is privatized.

The Statesman Journal reports Oregon consumers would likely pay the same prices for alcohol because the fees are not going to change.

That money collected by the state of Oregon goes to cities, counties and the state general fund. Liquor sales are the third biggest revenue generator for Oregon.

If a ballot initiative qualifies for the November election, the only impact to consumers would be alcohol sales in grocery stores. Grocers would likely profit but the state would be forced out of the business.

Background: Oregon grocers file liquor privatization measure

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