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Maine Cancels Liquor Marketing Contract Award
06/04/2014 12:38 PM ET  

The Bureau of Alcohol Beverage and Lottery Operation says the award to Pine State Trading Co. was being rescinded because the company's application included inaccurate information.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine has canceled its contract award for the marketing of its state liquor operation and will ask for new proposals.

In a letter to the Gardiner-based Pine State Trading Co., the Bureau of Alcohol Beverage and Lottery Operation says the award was being rescinded because the company's application included inaccurate information regarding ``the extent of its trade marketing activities in New Hampshire.''

The bureau plans to issue a new request for proposals for the contract.

The company won a separate contract for liquor administration and distribution, but the state says that won't be impacted by this decision.

A representative from Pine State Trading Co. didn't immediately return a request for comment.

Crafting a new contract was part of Maine's plan to pay back the state's hospitals a $500 million debt.



 

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