Florida House keeps chipping away at 'liquor wall'

Jim Turner reports from Florida:

"A heavily lobbied measure intended to knock down a decades-old prohibition on selling liquor in grocery and large retail stores narrowly continued to advance in the [Florida] House on Tuesday.

"The Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee voted 7-6 to support an amended proposal (HB 81) that would end a Depression-era law requiring liquor stores and bars to be separated from groceries and other retail goods, an issue commonly referred to as the "liquor wall."

"The contentious bill --- sought by Wal-Mart and Target and opposed by Publix and ABC Fine Wine & Spirits --- needs to make it through one more committee in the House and awaits a floor vote in the Senate (SB 106)...."

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