Gov. Rick Scott must decide Wednesday whether to let Walmart and other big-box stores sell liquor. The bill on his desk would repeal a decades-old law that prohibits groceries from selling vodka, gin and other spirits, even though they can sell beer and wine. The bill has been heavily opposed by Publix and local liquor stores.
Gov. Rick Scott must decide Wednesday whether to let Walmart and other big-box stores sell liquor. The bill on his desk would repeal a decades-old law that prohibits groceries from selling vodka, gin and other spirits, even though they can sell beer and wine. The bill has been heavily opposed by Publix and local liquor stores. Emily Michot Miami Herald File Photo
Gov. Rick Scott must decide Wednesday whether to let Walmart and other big-box stores sell liquor. The bill on his desk would repeal a decades-old law that prohibits groceries from selling vodka, gin and other spirits, even though they can sell beer and wine. The bill has been heavily opposed by Publix and local liquor stores. Emily Michot Miami Herald File Photo

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