Herbert looking for permanent ways to fund Utah’s liquor stores

A way has been found to fund Utah’s liquor stores and keep them open according to Governor Gary Herbert. On his monthly radio news conference Thursday on KVNU 610 AM/102.1 FM, Herbert told a caller that unfortunately the money will run out because it is one-time money.”I believe that as we get into the legislative session that that issue will be in fact looked at in a significant way,” Herbert said. “I think the legislature, unfortunately, has treated it like a monopoly. Which it is. “I think we need to take a harder look at what would be a good business practice approach to keep our liquor stores open if we’re going to be in the business of selling liquor.”The governor says that decision has been made in Utah and we now need to take a look at that business responsibly. He says a study is coming out in October that may be helpful to the beverage control people in doing more with less.

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