Alcohol Ballot Question Campaign Files 19,000 Signatures: The campaign behind a ballot question seeking to reform the state's alcohol licensing process says it submitted more than 19,000 signatures for certification by Wednesday's deadline, well above the 13,374 required, according to an industry leader supporting the measure. Secretary of State William Galvin still needs to go through the paperwork and certify the signatures, but the number submitted puts the proposal backed by the Massachusetts Package Store Association on track to go before voters on Nov. 8. "This has been a long and arduous process but before the corks start flying at mom and pop stores across the state we would like there to be official confirmation from the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth that the ballot question will be on the November ballot," said MPSA Executive Director Robert Mellion. If approved, the question would gradually double the number of allowable alcohol licenses any single retailer can hold to 18 while also reducing the cap on licenses specifically for the sale of all alcoholic beverages -- covering beer, wine and liquor -- to seven. - Chris Lisinski 5:30 PM Wed
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