A liquor store in Bethesda, Md.

A liquor store in Bethesda, Md.

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.

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  • Gino Renne President, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1994, Municipal and County Government Employees Organization
  • Matt Bush Maryland Reporter, WAMU 88.5
  • Hans Riemer Member, Montgomery County Council (D-At Large)

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