Governor opposes Sunday alcohol sales

By: Carin Fitzgerald, 11 O'clock Producer Email
By: Carin Fitzgerald, 11 O'clock Producer Email

News 12 at 11, March 13, 2008

ATLANTA, Ga.---The governor of Georgia says do not look forward to buying beer on Sunday in the Peach State. On Wednesday, a House panel revived the issue of Sunday alcohol sales at stores if voters in local communities approve.

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue said he wants to keep the state Sunday alcohol ban. He also doesn't want it to go to a vote because he thinks elected officials should vote for you.

The sponsor of that bill, Senator Renee Unterman of Buford, says she wanted the bill to pass because she says it's critical to economic development in her suburban Atlanta district.

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  • by vanessa Location: sc on Mar 15, 2008 at 05:37 PM
    Let the people vote on it. The Sunday alcohol ban should be dropped. It will cut out the illegal sale of beer that takes place on Sundays. The bootleggers are making a good profit because they sell the beer at twice the price because of the ban on the sale of beer and alcohol on Sundays.
  • by anoymous Location: Thomson on Mar 13, 2008 at 06:54 PM
    wheter the bill is passed there still bootleggers making money and still saturday to buy for subday so why not make it legal that way everyone not buying illegal or buying for extra day.
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