The distribution system would be unable to service the market, so consumers would pick up the tab through increased markups. Currently Oklahoma offers 17,000 to 20,000 items. Texas, a WIGS state, offers only 12,000 to 14,000 and Oklahoma is a much smaller state.
It appears Oklahoma's system does have some distinct advantages. From a consumer's point of view, however, we do have a few hard edges. Those consumer complaints will be addressed in upcoming meetings and for the most part can be resolved with changes in state law.
Jolley and the committee should be given a chance to complete their work and give the governor a consensus report.