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. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. Comments may take up to 24 hours or longer to appear on the site.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 104807494 -
Gray Television, Inc.