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Details due Sept. 8 on privatizing liquor stores

August 25, 2010 | Virginia News

FREDERICKSBURG -- Gov. Bob McDonnell said last night that he will provide details of a plan to privatize the state's liquor stores by Sept. 8.

That is when a subcommittee of his government reform committee meets, he told reporters last night after his fourth town-hall meeting on government reform.

McDonnell expressed confidence that once legislators learn that revenues from Alcoholic Beverage Control sales will not decline and enforcement of ABC laws will not be diminished, they will approve the proposal when he calls them into special session shortly after that.

While legislators in the audience appeared skeptical about privatizing liquor sales, other members of the audience appeared supportive.

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