Oregon liquor store operators have reported more Washington booze shoppers since the switch. Consumers say Washington spirits prices are higher since the June 1 privatization of the formerly state-run liquor sales system. New state fees have raised the retail price of booze anywhere from 25 to 30 percent above the former state-run system’s costs, although the state says prices are down 1.5 percent since June.
Oregon is a control state that is watching what happens in Washington very closely.
via The Columbian.