Wash. state law boosts Idaho and Ore. liquor sales

Wash. state law boosts Idaho and Ore. liquor sales

Wash. state law boosts Idaho and Ore. liquor sales

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 11:45 AM

BOISE -- Idaho liquor officials say border sales are up after a change in the law in Washington state made Idaho booze cheaper.

Washington privatized its liquor market but added a 10 percent distributor fee and a 17 percent retail fee to replace money the state lost when it shut down its state-run liquor stores.

Other media outlets report the increase in sales along the Idaho border mirrors the increase seen along the Washington-Oregon border.

Oregon reported sales rose 35 percent in June along the border, bringing Oregon $870,000 more than usual.

That's slightly more than Idaho's border-store sales. Both Idaho and Oregon have a state-run liquor market.

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