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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New state liquor stores could be built faster and cheaper in Utah under a plan approved by a legislative panel. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the House Business and Labor Committee unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that would create a $7.5 million land acquisition fund for the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The bill’s sponsor, Republican RepGage Froerer of Huntsville, says it would save the state money over the next five to 10 years as land and construction costs rise. Utah currently has 45 liquor storesThe retail outlet that opened in West Valley City last summer was the first new one built in seven years. Most Read StoriesMan who accused Ed Murray of sexual abuse found dead in Auburn motel  WATCHAfter 911 calls and a lockdown at Highline College, police find 'zero evidence' of a shooting  VIEWWith work permits in limbo, spouses of H-1B visa holders worry they’ll lose jobsSnow in Seattle? Freezing temperatures? 'Be ready for it'King County Republican chair criticized after telling gun-control advocate 'Do not ever contact me again'Sale! Save up to 90% on subscriptions!The department already plans to build new stores in Farmington and southwest Salt Lake CountyIt’s also seeking money to fund outlets in market areas surrounding Pleasant Grove and Taylorsville. ___ Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, The Associated Press Next StoryJudge orders suspected Florida school shooter held without bond on 17 counts of murder Previous StoryMother pleads guilty in death of 8-year-old California boy // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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