2014-06-05 07:59:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Portland, OR) -- An organization pushing for privatized liquor sales in Oregon is withdrawing its effort for this year. Oregonians for Competition says it has halted its effort to gather signatures to get the initiative placed on the November ballot. Legal problems have made it difficult for the group to get the necessary 87-thousand signatures by July 3rd to have the item placed on the ballot in November. The group says it may try to have the initiative put before voters in 2016.