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Retailers protest liquor bill

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Shop owners say change would hurt small businesse

By Reece Murphy

A bill before the state Senate Judiciary Committee, sponsored by Lancaster’s Republican Sen. Greg Gregory and

Democratic Sen. Brad Hutto of Orangeburg, has liquor store owners statewide concerned about the effects it will have on their livelihoods.

S.404, which faces a full committee vote Tuesday, April 9, would change the state’s liquor laws to allow retailers to buy up to seven retail liquor store licenses instead of the three allowed under the current 37-year-old law.


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