04/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

States Seek To Privatize Liquor Stores, Distribution Centers

Lawmakers in several states with tight control of liquor sales are considering legislation that would shift the job to private industry, saving money and raising revenue.

Some states are seeking a windfall by auctioning licenses to private companies to run the retail operations. Others are considering selling distribution centers. Also, privatization would remove costs including paying employees and overhead such as energy bills.

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