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Wine Bill Impact

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Small business owners are urging lawmakers to vote against a bill that would expand wine sales in Arkansas.

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Small business owners are urging lawmakers to vote against a bill that would expand wine sales in Arkansas.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/6806386?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:02:33 +0000 Wine Bill Impact Small business owners are urging lawmakers to vote against a bill that would expand wine sales in Arkansas. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/6806386?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KARK ((ashley))small business owners urging lawmakers to vote against a bill that would expand wine sales in arkansas. they say the change could put them out of business. ((ashley))kark's drew petrimoulx joining us live from the capitol. drew, surprising vote just came down. ((drew))the bill failed on the house floor late in the day after lawmakers gave passionate speeches abou it's impact. ((drew))the legislation allows for expanded wine sales in grocery stores. under current law -- they are limited to so called small farm wines. that precludes them from selling some of the most popular brands. but over the last several days lawmakers have heard from a slew of liquor store owners who fear competition from powerful corporations will put them out of business. nikki williams, liquor store owner: "there are certain items that we can't even buy it at the price that they're selling it for."((drew))but lawmaker also hearing from kroger and walmark employees to support the change. proponents say its a free market solution -- driving down prices and spuring economic growth. and they say liquor stores have survived other states that went through similar changes. ((drew))after debate the legislation failed to garner enough votes to pass. liquor store owners broke into cheers after the taly but lawmakers are likely to try again as intense political wrangling continues here at the capitol.




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