We've been following the story since early 2009. The drive to get the Virginia government out of the liquor business gained new life under Governor McDonnell. Proponents point to the immediate cash influx and lasting benefits of competition. The Washington Post Virginia Politics blog is reporting that the Governor's administration has been meeting with affected parties to build support for the idea.
Many of the opponents posting comments on the story seem more worried about the appearance of "seedy private liquor stores." As opposed to seedy government liquor stores I suppose?
See the Virginia Politics post here.