North Carolina's ABC Limits Product Offerings


The hits just keep on coming for North Carolina alcohol consumers. After an audit found that the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission wasted millions in taxpayer money through mismanagement, the commission has now announced that it’s reducing its booze offerings, according to Carolina Journal:

An email to suppliers last week from the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Commission, in addition to announcing that it’s trimming the number of products it lists, cited the state’s alcohol warehouse operator for its good work.

It’s the same operator, LB&B, which was named in an audit released this past summer that found poor contract administration cost North Carolina taxpayers at least $11.3 million over 13 years. Unused warehouse space potentially cost the state $2.1 million over seven years, and a lack of monitoring left the state underpaid by at least $297,537 over two years…

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