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Ever since becoming governor, Larry Hogan has promised that Maryland is "open for business." This seems to fit the bill everywhere else except alcohol retailing. Governor Hogan has not moved the needle stuck in 1978 on chain stores selling alcohol ... but now is the time!
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Dear Governor Hogan:
I am a Maryland resident and am writing to ask for your support to legalize chain store alcohol sales. When you ran and were elected to governor, your platform said that you were "open for business." Now five years in, I haven't seen any change to the alcohol retail landscape in place since 1978. As our state struggles to balance the budget with our priorities, we can't afford to leave over $100 million on the table. For education, for jobs, or for the Bay, I want that money to make Maryland stronger without raising taxes or fees.
We as Marylanders have been living in the minority for too long - 98% of of Americans can buy beer at grocery stores and 85% can buy wine there. I pay higher prices for less selection and want this to change.
Please introduce gubernatorial legislation this coming General Assembly Session to bring change to Maryland that is long overdue by legalizing chain store alcohol sales. I look forward to hearing from you!