Grocers nix liquor privatization campaign

The coalition supporting liquor sales in grocery stores shifted focus to blocking the proposed corporate tax hike.

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The now-suspended ballot initiative marked the second time in two years that the Northwest Grocery Association, through the Oregonians for Competition campaign, had tried to derail the state’s monopoly on liquor sales through a ballot initiative.

…Now, some of the association’s members are redirecting their efforts and finances into helping other business groups defeat Initiative Petition 28, a $2.5 billion annual tax hike on Oregon’s big corporations — the largest such increase in state history.

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The Oregonians for Competition colation raised $3.5 million since last year and has about $2.5 million in the bank.

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