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Ore. liquor commissioners reject booze surcharge

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Good news for those who like booze. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission on Wednesday narrowly rejected placing an additional 25-cent-a-bottle surcharge on the price of distilled spirits. If the surcharge had passed, it would have raised a projected $16.2 million for the upcoming two-year state budget cycle. Though not a tremendous amount of money in a budget that will top...

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