The legislature extended the duration of the ABC as an independent state agency until June 30, 2011. During the legislative session, there was informal discussion of merging the ABC with other agencies, including the Department of Revenue. Backers of merging state agencies claim that the state will save significantly on redundant services, such as computer support, clerical staff, rent and storage.
We expect that the future of the ABC will continue to be discussed during the upcoming year. Follow the progress at our blog Last Call for updates.