With national and state elections only a week away, information about Washington State's two liquor initiatives (I-1100 and I-1105) continues to emerge in the news and online.
Recent pieces include:
Initiative 1100 & 1105: The Privatization of Liquor (pdf) - This two-page fact sheet from the Association of Washington Cities describes the impact on local and state revenue, an explanation of tax changes proposed by the initiatives, and what will happen in terms of stores and budgets if one or both of the initiatives pass. Find out about these initiatives and others on the AWC's "Initiatives" page.
Liquor Initiatives I-1100 and I-1105 - This web site from the Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington explains the initiatives and provides links to a variety of organizations (both for and against), fiscal impact statements, local government documents related to alcohol privatization, and news articles/editorials.
I-1100 and I-1105: Local Impact of Washington State Liquor Initiatives - Jacinda Howard, Seattle PI, October 23, 2010. This article breaks down the differences between the two initiatives, and describes the main positions of each campaign.
McDonnell Pulls Back on ABC Privatization Plans - Michael Martz, Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 23, 2010. This article reports on Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's recent decision to rescind his proposal to privatize alcohol in his state, describing reasons both for and against the move.
For information and research about the health and social impacts of the two initiatives, see ADAI's Resource Brief on Alcohol Privatization: http://lib.adai.washington.edu/resourcebriefs/privatization.pdf