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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will wait until the first day of the 2011 General Assembly session to introduce legislation to privatize liquor sales in the state.

McDonnell had wanted to call a special session to debate the issue, but he says he's still gathering support for the move. He said calling a special session without a guarantee for the bill would be a waste of taxpayer dollars.

McDonnell wants to sell the 332 existing alcohol retail outlets the state currently runs and license up to 1,000 new outlets. He's proposed using the money from the sale to finance transportation projects, but his administration has conceded that annual sales from privatized stores would be $47 million short of what the state now collects.

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