Sweeping Change to Alcohol Laws Sought

Statewide Coalition to expand warehouse liquor sales turning on its big bucks marketing muscle.

Sweeping alcohol coalition turning to big bucks television advertising.

Is this about Sunday sales? Really?

This is the latest release from organization behind Malloy's supposed consumer leglslation. When was the last time any consumer legislation was pitched on television? Just raising the question.

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The End Connecticut’s Blue Laws Coalition today released the “You Can’t Buy That Today” television ad, which will air state-wide in coming days.  The video is also available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/9f4yFjnV8xI.


In just the past week, the End Connecticut Blue Laws Coalition has gained more than 4,000 supporters on our Facebook page as more and more Connecticut consumers demand an end to the state’s antiquated alcohol blue laws.


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johnqpublic February 25, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Buying a six-pack on a Sunday afternoon at stop and shop... the horror!
Christine Rose February 25, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Be sure to click the link. http://danbury.patch.com/articles/fifty-liquor-store-owners-up-in-arms-over-broad-liquor-bill It is about way more than that. Read: Will Sunday liquor sales kill local liquor stores? "They fear the sweeping overhaul of the state's liquor laws proposed by Gov. Dannel Malloy will put them out of business. The only thing the public is being told is Sunday liquor sales, store owners said. It's the other nine or 10 provisions in the law they fear."
Bill Hillman February 25, 2012 at 03:46 PM
other states allow Sunday sales and still have local liquor stores
Mark Langlois February 25, 2012 at 07:00 PM
If you think this is a Sunday liquor sales bill, you're being silly. Section 10 of 30-48a in this 18-page re-writing of Connecticut's liquor laws allows a company to have nine retail permits. Today it's two. You think that will help Rocky on South Street or Paul on Germantown Road? No, it will help the grocery store chains and the big retailers. 'What? They got your back?' How about eliminating the requirement for no more than 1 package store for 2,500 town residents? That's about buying liquor stores and moving stores to swamp and own a market. That's going to help me, how?
Paul Improta February 27, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Other states own the liquor stores, and some only allow wine & beer to be sold in supermarkets. The only part the public cares about is convenience - meaning being able to purchase on Sundays. They already raised the hours for package store to stay open until 9pm. Most would not be happy getting wine advice from an 18 year old at a supermarket that isn't of age to drink. All Malloy seems to be about is getting fee revenue as an offset to avoid firing state (union) employees. He has probably calculated that the liquor store owners aren't voting for him anyway - they surely won't be now.


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