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ABC Privatization Bill Quashed In Committee

Friday, February 4, 2011


Sen. Mark Obenshain’s bill that would have privatized state-owned liquor stores in Virginia was killed in committee Friday morning. SB1272 had the support of Gov. Bob McDonnell, who toured Virginia last year to promote the plan. The Washington Post reports that Friday’s rejection came as no surprise. Rosalind Helderman writes: The development was widely anticipated […]

McDonnell Promotes ABC Store Privatization

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Gov. Bob McDonnell visited Harrisonburg Thursday evening to promote his plan to get Virginia out of the liquor business. The governor told the audience of several hundred assembled in JMU’s Festival building that it’s high time that the state government sell off its ABC stores, and put money from liquor store licenses toward transportation needs.

ABC Stores To Allow Tastings

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Ever wonder about the difference in taste between a single and a double malt scotch? Lord knows I have. The AP reports that “in July, the state will let customers sample products before buying at about 330 Alcohol and Beverage Control, or ABC, stores.” The stores in Harrisonburg will be eligible, but that doesn’t mean […]

The Pub Shutting Down?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


The Pub (formerly Alston’s Pub on Deyerle) is reportedly closing its doors. A story in today’s Daily News Record states two employees have confirmed the establishment is closing today, while the owners declined to comment.

Bill would allow concealed guns in restaurants

Saturday, March 6, 2010


The Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would remove the restrictions prohibiting gun owners with concealed carry licenses from carrying in restaurants and would allow police officers to drink while carrying.

Obenshain Shelves ABC Bill

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Sen. Mark Obenshain has asked the Senate Finance Committee to forget about his bill that would privatize ABC stores in Virginia.

ABC History?

Saturday, November 7, 2009


A column in this weekend’s Washington Post makes reference to Sen. Obenshain’s (rejected) bill to privatize Virginia’s ABC, and suggests that a similar bill might have more momentum after McDonnell takes office.

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