Today’s Detroit News editorial cites a new analysis by Mackinac Center experts and calls for an end to the state’s role as “middleman” in the sale and distribution of liquor.

Gov. Rick Snyder recently appointed a 21-member panel to review the process that sees the state purchase all liquor sold in the state, then place a 65 percent markup and four different taxes on the spirits that then go to retail stores, restaurants and bars.

Mike LaFaive, director of the Center’s Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, told WSJM-AM1400 in St. Joseph that “the state should get out of the alcohol business, and stop interfering with craft brewers’ ability to sell their products directly to customers.”

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