Washington Beverage http://www.kplu.org en Confidential memo outlines details of state proposal to lease liquor distribution http://www.kplu.org/post/confidential-memo-outlines-details-state-proposal-lease-liquor-distribution <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-961940.mp3</p><p>Washington House Democrats are considering a plan to lease the state&#39;s liquor distribution system for $300 million cash up front. But it wouldn&#39;t come cheap.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 12px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; ">Initially, <a href="http://www.liq.wa.gov/about/where-your-liquor-dollars-go ">the deal could cost the state 80 percent of what it currently collects</a> from the wholesale distribution of booze. That&#39;s according to <a href="http://www.waledge.com/">a memo&nbsp;marked &quot;highly confidential.&quot;</a> It comes from a newly formed company called Washington Beverage and outlines a proposal to take over from the state the distribution of hard liquor throughout Washington.</p><p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 22:07:32 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 1150 at http://www.kplu.org Confidential memo outlines details of state proposal to lease liquor distribution