- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia General Assembly and Gov. Terry McAuliffe are squaring off over whether drinks with high alcohol contents like Everclear should be sold at state-owned liquor stores.

The Republican controlled House of Delegates voted Tuesday to reject the Democratic governor’s request to delay a bill that would delay the sale of Everclear and other 151-proof grain alcohol.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1nhwCES ) McAuliffe wanted a year to review how the sale of the flavorless and colorless grain alcohol would affect college campuses. Both the House and the Senate have already approved legislation that would allow state-owned liquor stores to sell Everclear.

McAuliffe now has to decide whether to veto or sign the bill.

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