Senate President Calls For Review Of $2.5M Liquor Commission Settlement

Jun 9, 2015

Chuck Morse
Credit Allegra Boverman / NHPR

Senate President Chuck Morse has called for a review of the state liquor commission’s $2.5 million settlement with a Nashua-based warehouse company.

The April settlement ended pending litigation brought against the state by Law Warehouses.

The company had accused the liquor commission of violating its bidding procedures by going with an out-of-state competitor for a $200 million warehousing contract.

In calling for a legislative review, Morse says lawmakers have an obligation to taxpayers to review the details of cases involving state agencies to be assured proper procedures were followed.

The settlement is expected to come out of the state’s general fund.

The Executive Departments and Administration Commission, chaired by Senator Sharon Carson, will review the settlement following the close of the legislative session.