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Oct
28

Would I-1100 and I-1105 Increase Underage Drinking?

Liquor privatization opponent group Protect Our Communities claims that both I-1100 and I-1105 would lead to an increase in underage drinking because  “deregulation creates an incentive to sell more alcohol which means more access for teens and more high-risk and underage drinking.” Seattle’s weekly newspaper The Stranger disagrees, offering a comparison with California as rebuttal: [L]et’s… Continue reading »

Oct
28

Would I-1100 and I-1105 Hurt Small Wineries?

In an ad opposing I-1100 and I-10105,Washington wine maker Darby English claims that both initiatives will “make it more difficult for small wineries like mine to compete. And it will allow big retail corporations to push our products off the shelf.” We think the claim lacks merit. Darby may be alluding to slotting fees, “payments made… Continue reading »

Oct
27

Will I-1100 and I-1105 Cause The Number Of Stores Selling Liquor To Explode?

Opponents of both liquor initiatives (I-1100 and I-1105) claim that the measures would negatively impact local communities by making liquor more available because there will be significantly more stores selling hard alcohol than there is today. The claim is potentially true.

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