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Under the influence? How the wine industry dominates Sonoma County election campaigns

Blast from the past, has anything changed? North Bay’s Will Parrish explores local politics… Under the influence? How the wine industry dominates Sonoma County election campaigns Posted on February 19, 2016 by Sonoma Valley Sun A Sun exclusive by By Will Parrish For at least two decades, Sonoma County officials have sided with the wine […]

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Under the influence? How the wine industry dominates Sonoma County election campaigns

Blast from the past, has anything changed? North Bay’s Will Parrish explores local politics… Under the influence? How the wine industry dominates Sonoma County election campaigns Posted on February 19, 2016 by Sonoma Valley Sun A Sun exclusive by By Will Parrish For at least two decades, Sonoma County officials have sided with the wine

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Wine, taxes and tourists

May 28th, 2016 Press Democrat Opinion: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/5532822-181/thursdays-letters-to-the-editor Wine, taxes and tourists EDITOR: Reading the article about Rep. Mike Thompson introducing a bill to lower taxes on the wine industry was absolutely disgusting (“Big breaks bubbling up,” Tuesday). The wine industry is a great contributor to the local economy — but at a severe cost. Tourists

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Under the influence? How the wine industry dominates Sonoma County election campaigns

Under the influence? How the wine industry dominates Sonoma County election campaigns Posted on February 19, 2016 by Sonoma Valley Sun A Sun exclusive by By Will Parrish For at least two decades, Sonoma County officials have sided with the wine industry in nearly every major political dispute. The reason? The industry dominates the county’s

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