Join Together continues to follow the liquor initiatives in Washington state, with a recent item about the impact of loss of revenue on cities and local communities if the initiatives are passed by voters. Read more...
The item points to a recent article in The Columbian, citing city officials in several Clark County communities about the impact of the initiatives on decreasing local revenue.
JTO also cites NPR, which reported Oct. 19 that the opposition to the campaign was largely funded by the beer and wine industry and that the primary supporters of the initiatives include Costco and some grocery stores, restaurants, and big retailers.
The Protect Our Communities coalition includes public officials, firefighters, church groups, labor unions, substance abuse prevention groups, and beer and wine distributors.