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Malloy Backs Big Changes to State's Liquor Sales [with POLL]

According to sources, the governor supports Sunday liquor sales in Connecticut, as well as extending the time bars and liquor stores can sell and serve alcohol throughout the week.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy plans to propose lifting the state's ban on Sunday liquor sales, according to a report by the online news website CT News Junkie, as well as extending the hours during the week that bars, restaurant and package stores can serve and sell alcohol. 

Malloy plans to announce his proposal at a press conference at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Enfield Town Hall.

According to the CT News Junkie report, Malloy plans to propose ending the ban on Sunday liquor sales in Connecticut, but also plans to extend the hours during the week that package stores can serve alcohol from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., as well as extending the hours that bars and restaurants can serve alcohol to 2 a.m. every night of the weekend; currently, establishments in Connecticut can only serve alcohol until 2 a.m. on weekends, and most stop serving by 1 a.m. during the week. 

, but has never been able to muster enough support to do so, as most package store owners support the ban since they say they would not make enough on Sunday sales to justify the expense of having to remain open for the day. Supporters claim lifting the ban would allow the state to collect much needed tax revenue. 

For the Record February 25, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Gee, I wonder what this will do to the annual DUI numbers??

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