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Perdue has support in her opposition to ABC privatization (video)

Governor Bev Perdue told the NC Association of County Commissioners on Thursday she is not inclined to privatize liquor sales in the state to help close the state’s buget deficit.

Having examined an independent review of the potential profitability of selling North Carolina’s control system, Perdue said it was clear to her the the value of the sale (about $300 million) would not significantly offset the risk involved to the state’s health and safety.

Earlier this month on News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon, Senator Josh Stein (D-Wake County) also expressed his reservations in abandoning the current state-run liquor distribution system. To hear Senator Stein’s take on privatization, please click  below:

House Speaker-elect Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg County) has said legislators will complete their own assessment as they decide which areas of state government may be privatized.

2 Comments


  1. William Murrat

    January 21, 2011 at 7:44 am

    The simple answer if you want to keep the state in the process is to eliminate the local ABC Boards which give ridiculous salaries to political hacks who do nothing to deserve it. Put a few regional managers in place to oversee the operations of each store, and make it a state operation rather than local. This is not that hard folks! Privatization still seems to be a better idea, and reduce the overall huge liability for pensions and healthcare.

  2. Dallas Woodhouse

    January 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    The Governor also said she shops at Roses which makes us happy

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