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Oklahoma governor signs bill to change liquor distribution


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt has approved legislation intended to give smaller liquor stores more wholesale options in Oklahoma.

The bill Stitt signed Monday requires top brands of wine and spirits to be sold to all of Oklahoma's alcohol wholesalers. Currently, manufacturers of wine and spirits can designate a single wholesaler to distribute their products.

The bill alters a law that voters approved in 2016 allowing the sale of wine and strong beer in grocery and convenience stores and the sale of cold, strong beer in liquor stores. It took effect in October.

The voter-approved m...

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