Connecticut Governor Tries Once Again to End Minimum Price Law

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As covered previously on DrinksReform.org, Connecticut has a minimum pricing law that places a floor on the price retailers can charge for a bottle of alcohol in the state. As a result, booze prices in the Nutmeg State are 24% higher than neighboring states. The Newtown Patch reports that Gov. Malloy is trying, once more, to reform this law:

"Perhaps the eighth time's a charm for Gov. Dannel Malloy in his last quest to change Connecticut's liquor laws. Malloy will once again push to allow retailers to sell alcohol below the minimum bottle price.

Malloy has tried for years and argued the move would bring in more tax revenue for the state due to increased sales, but legislators haven't been as keen on the idea, according to CTNewsJunkie...

Last year Total Wine and More sued the State of Connecticut in an effort to rid the minimum pricing on alcohol law. The large retailer contended that the law amounted to price fixing..."

Read mere here.