The Northwest Grocery Association is pushing hard to privatize liquor sales in Oregon and is seeking political support with the promise of steering $10 million in tax revenues directly to law-enforcement groups that might back the plan. A confidential memo written by NGA president Joe Gilliam specifically seeks support of the Oregon District Attorneys Association—pledging $2.7 million a year to DAs, plus additional grants, if the measure passes. Gilliam says the Washington state Legislature raided public-safety money added when that state privatized liquor sales, and he wants to protect such money in Oregon. The DAs are neutral. See Gilliam's memo here.


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ot having a pesky second state involved makes building the CRC much simpler.
 
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