Governor Vetoes Sunday Liquor Sales Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Had problems with some technicalities in the bill.

More clerks are selling alcohol to minors.

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Sunday morning liquor sales.
The governor has pushed for the change in past years.
But she said in a Tuesday letter to state lawmakers that the bill makes other changes that could open the state to a court challenge similar to the one Michigan lost when it tried to limit alcoholic beverage sales by out-of-state businesses.
The governor says she supports allowing Sunday alcohol sales to start at 7 a.m., rather than being banned from 2 a.m. to noon. She also favors expands options for wine and beer-tasting functions.
The veto leaves a hole in the budget since the state was counting on extra money from a special license sellers would need to buy for the extended liquor sales.

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  • by Andrew Location: Lansing on Oct 13, 2010 at 10:55 AM
    She's attempting to save the state money. Inevitable and costly court challenges result from our incompetent term-limited legislature and their inability to properly craft bills. In any functional government, the changes she calls for would not be hard to fix.
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Oct 13, 2010 at 09:14 AM
    Okay, I'm not a fan of Jenny ... not in the least. However, she's an attorney, and I'm sure she had attorneys reviewing this bill. She does not believe the bill was written well enough to withstand lawsuits. Those would be lawsuits against 'us' the Michigan taxpayers. So wouldn't you rather the bill be written correctly and put forth at a later date, or would you prefer to shove through a poorly-written bill that means that we, the taxpayers, will be on the hook for lawsuits that are filed and lost?
  • by rich Location: lapeer on Oct 12, 2010 at 04:52 PM
    once again the gov has put us on the back burner. other states have served earley sunday and made money on the taxes. but she would rather tax small busness and hoseholds.only in michigan
  • by Tony Location: Clarkston on Oct 12, 2010 at 04:19 PM
    I'm blown away.
  • by jeremy Location: hillsdale on Oct 12, 2010 at 03:15 PM
    I think that i should have the right to buy it anytime I want to. But instead I just buy the day before if I want to have some but I dont agree with why she did its all political
  • by chilepepper99 Location: Lansing, MI on Oct 12, 2010 at 03:11 PM
    What's the big deal if we have 5 more hours of liquor sales a week? Jenny did this to put the screws to lawmakers. Her legacy will be how ineffective she was during her term.
  • by Don Location: Lansing, Mi on Oct 12, 2010 at 02:04 PM
    I was happy to hear that Liquer sales were vetoed by the Governor. However, she did this for political issues not morals. Can we not go without one day of selling booze all over the State?
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