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Oregon 'Hybrid' liquor store bill criticized: At an initial public hearing Tuesday, parties on all sides of the issue slammed a bill that seeks to alter but not end the state's monopoly on liquor sales in Oregon.

February 05, 2014

Senate Bill 1559, introduced in reaction to a drive by big grocery chains to fully privatize liquor sales with a November ballot measure, would allow grocery stores of 10,000 square feet or more to sell liquor from their shelves, while keeping the state in control of the supply.