866-764-TECH(8324) · Subscribe to Application Solution Providers, Inc.News FeedSubscribe to Application Solution Providers, Inc.Comments

Drinking rules: Behind the Zion curtain

ALMOST 80 years after the repeal of Prohibition, the sale of wine and spirits remains partly or wholly in government hands in a third of America’s states. But in these tough times economic considerations are starting to outweigh moral concerns. On November 8th Washington’s voters approved plans to privatise the state’s 328 liquor outlets and open the business to warehouse stores and supermarkets. Budget planners think the change could bring in an extra $80m a year from licence fees. The victory for the Yes campaign—secured with $22.5m from Costco, a warehouse-store chain, the record for a donation to a Washington ballot initiative—reduces the number of controlled states to 17, following similar moves by West Virginia and Iowa years ago. Other states considering opening the spigots include North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania.Opponents will not give up without a fight. They wield studies that point to increases in consumption and car accidents after laws are loosened. But nowhere is liberalisation resisted more staunchly than in Mormon-dominated Utah, where even strong beer has to be sold through publicly owned stores. Its restrictive distribution system is under the spotlight thanks to an ongoing bid-rigging scandal at the state-run alcohol monopoly. But the forces arrayed against reform are strong, including the speaker of the state Senate and anti-drink-driving…

Application Solution Providers, Inc. 866-764-8324

Application Solution Providers, Inc. 866-764-8324

Any software can be installed, maintained, and securely accessed from anywhere. Leverage the latest hosting technologies with a Digital Desktop.™ Consolidate and secure all your business applications and data in custom Hosted Environments.™

Your business applications and managed Application Hosting, Desktop Hosting, Web Hosting, Mail Hosting, Software as a Service (SaaS), Virtual Machines (VM), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) saves time and money.
 

For managed Application Consulting, Development, Marketing, Hosting, Support, and Training
Call 866-764-8324 · Send an email · Submit an Information Request

    Comments are closed.