Colorado lawmakers defeat bill to allow liquor sales in Walmart and Target

John Frank of The Denver Post writes:

"Colorado lawmakers defeated a measure to allow liquor sales in Walmart and Target in an extraordinary vote Monday that suggested alcohol remains a potent political question.
"The bill to allow big-box stores to expand beyond beer and wine sales emerged as one of the most contentious of the legislative session and split lawmakers on the question of whether it would hurt local liquor stores.
"State Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, cast the final — and decisive — vote against the measure, 17-18 — an unusual tally that drew gasps from onlookers..."

Read more at: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/06/colorado-liquor-sales-walmart-target/