SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Several Capitol Hill sources now tell ABC 4 News that the LDS Church has concerns about the appointment of Francine Giani to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.
Giani is the outspoken former DABC Executive Director.
Giani helped clean up the mess at the DABC, so Governor Herbert now wants her on the seven member DABC Commission.
But the state senate, which must approve Giani's appointment, may stop her from getting the commission job.
Several prominent state senators say Giani, who is also head of Utah's Commerce Department, shouldn't be part of the independent DABC Commission as well.
But numerous sources tell ABC 4 that Giani's DABC nomination may be in trouble for another reason.
These sources say the LDS Church, possibly working through its legislative lobbyists, has concerns about Giani being on the DABC board.
This, we’re also told, could stop her from being confirmed by the senate.
ABC 4 News attempted the get a comment from the governor's office, Francine Giani and the LDS Church, but was unable to do so.
It’s now known why the LDS Church might oppose Giani being on the DABC,
but it was suggested to ABC 4 that it might be a control issue.
Specifically, whether Giani could be controlled on the DABC Commission and whether liquor can be controlled in Utah?
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