Warning: Use of undefined constant style - assumed 'style' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/customer/www/boozenews.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/boozenews/functions.php on line 244

Tag Archives: Initiative

• Two sides in liquor battle raise a staggering $34M

Two sides in liquor battle raise a staggering $34M

Costco has dumped a startling $22.5 million into the ballot proposal that would open liquor sales in Washington to big retailers, and the new record for donations to a single ballot campaign is getting some attention. Foes of Initiative 1183 are using the big donations to say Costco is trying to buy the election. But […]

• Washington State: Costco’s liquor initiative qualifies for the ballot

Washington State: Costco’s liquor initiative qualifies for the ballot

A ballot measure sponsored by Costco Wholesale Corp. that would privatize Washington state liquor stores will appear on the fall ballot. Secretary of State Sam Reed announced Wednesday that backers of Initiative 1183 gathered enough valid signatures for the measure to go to the voters. I-1183 would close state liquor stores and sell the assets, […]

• Costco Battles For Cheaper Booze In Wash. State

Costco Battles For Cheaper Booze In Wash. State

A Washington state ballot measure that would change how alcoholic beverages are sold has produced some strange bedfellows. Firefighters and church groups have teamed up with beer distributors to fight a proposal that would do away with state-run liquor stores and eliminate price controls in the sale of wine and beer. If you want to […]

• Seattle: Passage of both liquor initiatives? Legal outcome not easy to predict

It’s a question being asked regularly these days: What if voters pass both Initiatives 1100 and 1105, which propose ending the state’s liquor monopoly, but offer different systems to replace it? The short answer: No one knows. “There wouldn’t be anything that would happen automatically” to resolve the differences, said Assistant Attorney General Jim Pharris. […]

• Washington State: Booze Clues for the Two Liquor initiatives

The two liquor initiatives on the ballot are way more mysterious than they seem. Do you want to be able to buy Jack Daniels at the grocery store or not? It seems simple, but the two initiatives posing this question on the November ballot are more complex than they seem. Both initiatives — 1100 and […]

• Stone, Sierra Nevada not part of Cal beverage industry group's opposition to legalized pot

Stone, Sierra Nevada not part of Cal beverage industry group's opposition to legalized pot

The California Beer & Beverage Distributors is spending money in the state to oppose a marijuana legalization proposition on the ballot in November. The beer sellers are the first competitors of marijuana to officially enter the debate; backers of the initiative are closely watching liquor and wine dealers and the pharmaceutical industry to see if […]