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CONNECTICUT LIQUOR PRICING ISSUE BUBBLES UP AT GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE

By October 11, 2014Connecticut, Top News

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican candidate Tom Foley faced off on issues from gun control and mental health to unions and liquor prices on October 9, 2014 during a debate in Hartford. With the 2012 furor over changing the state’s liquor pricing laws still fresh as a topic, the issue again was raised. Greenwich businessman and Republican challenger Foley, does not support the changes Malloy wanted to adopt towards liquor pricing. Foley said he would not seek to change the rules that maintain minimum pricing in order to help small package stores. Malloy stood by his more comprehensive reforms including allowing the sale of wine and hard liquor at supermarkets and continuing to look at pricing. Foley maintained that Malloy’s original proposal would have driven a lot of small package stores out of business.

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