Liquor control

Notes from the meeting of Oct. 17, 2018 – Dept. of Liquor Control

Meeting of October 17, 2018 Topic: “The Department of Liquor Control” Speaker: Robert Dorfman, Director, Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control The Montgomery County Taxpayers League (MCTL) met with the Director of the Department of Liquor Control (DLC), Robert Dorfman and his staff on Oct. 17, 2018.  He provided an overview of the DLS’s position…

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Questions prospective voters could ask candidates for county and state office.

Many voters have asked us to come up with thoughtful questions that they could ask of candidates for local and state offices.  Too often we hear the same promises of greater support for schools, better transportation and lower taxes.  But very little is said about how a candidate intends to achieve these goals.  Our questions…

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Liquor Monopoly Inhibits Job Growth

From The Seventh State blog: “The state’s Bureau of Revenue Estimates has found that the county could create more than 1,300 jobs and nearly $200 million in annual economic activity by tossing its liquor monopoly into the dustbin of Prohibition.” We invite your comments.    

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“How to End the Monopoly and Recover the Money”

From Seventh State an article by Adam Pagnucco.about ending Montgomery County’s monopoly on liquor: The County’s Department of Liquor Control “monopoly earns money for the county and the [County] Executive does not want to lose it…Through a combination of a few more stores, incremental revenue sharing with the state and restructuring of the liquor bonds,…

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“George Griffin Out as Director of Department of Liquor Control”

From Bethesda Beat of January 29, 2016: “George Griffin is no longer the director of Montgomery County’s Department of Liquor Control (DLC)….Patrick Lacefield, a spokesman for the county, confirmed Griffin was leaving the department.  “It’s time for a change,” Lacefield said. “There’s going to be a national search to replace him.” “When asked if Griffin’s…

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Questions sent to speakers in advance of meeting Nov. 19, 2014

Speakers:  Phil Andrews, Council Member and Sidney Katz, Council Member-Elect, both from District 3, Montgomery County Questions sent to the speakers in advance of the meeting:1.  What impact will the election of a Republican governor have on Montgomery County?  His campaign emphasized reduced spending and taxation.  Will Montgomery County follow suit?  Are we prepared to…

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Questions sent to Messrs. Cooper and Griffin in advance of meeting of June 12, 2014

Questions sent to both speakers in advance of the meeting of June 12, 2014: Topic: “Should Montgomery County be in the Liquor Business”? Speakers: Edward Cooper, Vice President, Total Wine and More George Griffin, Director, Department of Liquor Control, Montgomery County 1.    There are many reasons for and against privatizing the liquor business in Montgomery…

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