Washington retailers are getting ready for the 78 year old state monopoly on liquor sales to end this Friday. It’s not yet clear what privatization will do to the price of alcohol in Washington. One entity with a big stake in the matter … is the state of Idaho.
Some of Idaho’s most profitable state-run liquor stores just happen to be along its Northwestern border.
Jared Tatro: “And when we went up to visit those stores, we look at IDs, we’re looking at license plates, they’re coming from Washington.”