SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah lawmakers are set to discuss changes to the state-run liquor business that could include the sale of wine and liquor at grocery stores.
Bonneville Research will present recommendations for improving the state's liquor operations during a legislative committee meeting Wednesday. The recommendations are part of a report requested by the Legislature.
The report recommends allowing grocery stores to operate privately-owned liquor and wine outlets and giving state stores more flexibility on hours.
A separate proposal to privatize liquor stores may also be discussed.
Lawmakers are expected to make significant changes to the management of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control during next year's legislative session. A recent audit revealed years of mismanagement and a former director was forced to resign earlier this year because of conflicts of interest.