Costco uses its own employees to push ballot initiative to change liquor laws

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Issaquah-based retail giant Costco has been trying for years to change liquor laws in Washington. It sued the state Liquor Control Board to force the state to allow high-volume buyers like itself to get discounts on wholesale beer and wine.

Having lost that effort, Costco has started on a new campaign. The retail giant is throwing its weight behind state ballot initiative 1100–the one that would allow Washingtonians to decide whether the state should relinquish its monopoly on liquor sales altogether.

Full story: In First for the State, Costco Will Use Its Own Stores and Employees to Get Liquor Initiative on the Ballot – Seattle News – The Daily Weekly