CHICAGO — Despite unresolved litigation that has stalled the deal for a year, Ohio is moving forward with a plan to lease its liquor enterprise to a newly created private agency that will float $1.5 billion of bonds to finance the deal.

The plan calls for the nonprofit agency JobsOhio to take over the state’s lucrative liquor distribution system for 25 years and use the roughly $200 million annual revenue stream for economic development efforts.

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