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Like many other states, our state's financial condition is sinking fast. So instead of focusing on economic issues our guys are rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic so to speak. The big issues being decided over the last couple days:

1. Should we lift the ban on Sunday alcohol sales? Answer: No. People should not be given the choice to buy or sell beer on Sunday.

2. Should we give our governor and other constitutional officers the power to conduct marraige ceremonies? Status: Passing so far. Looks like it will become law. I guess that way the gov can make a few bucks on the side.
 

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I understand your pain; I'm from California.

I did hear, though, that the alcohol plan only came up because they were trying to maximize sales and alcohol taxes. At least that's vaguely related to the economy.
 

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I understand your pain; I'm from California.

I did hear, though, that the alcohol plan only came up because they were trying to maximize sales and alcohol taxes. At least that's vaguely related to the economy.
Taxes is the latest spin on it. It comes up every year and every year it is defeated by an unlikely alliance - liquor store owners and bible thumpers. Liquor store owners don't want the extra expense of being open another day without an corresponding increase in sales [thinking all in all that people will still drink the same in total]. Of course, they would not be forced to open on Sunday, but dang that little thing called capitalism - some idiot would open on Sunday [how unsocialist of him] and then others would have to follow suit to remain competitive.

The resons for bible thumper opposition are obvious.
 

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In Alabama Sunday sales are decided by city. Wet or dry (we actually still have dry counties) is on a county-to-county basis, though you can have a wet city in a dry county.

Alabama legislature is considering allowing a higher alcohol content in beer, and maybe allowing containers larger than 12 oz. (Like 40s, illegal in AL). I don't know what I'd do with myself if I could have a beer stronger than 5% alcohol...get drunk faster, I guess? But supposedly they are considering it due to increase in sales and revenue.
 

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In Alabama Sunday sales are decided by city. Wet or dry (we actually still have dry counties) is on a county-to-county basis, though you can have a wet city in a dry county.

Alabama legislature is considering allowing a higher alcohol content in beer, and maybe allowing containers larger than 12 oz. (Like 40s, illegal in AL). I don't know what I'd do with myself if I could have a beer stronger than 5% alcohol...get drunk faster, I guess? But supposedly they are considering it due to increase in sales and revenue.
We finally were allowed to buy the high alcohol beer a couple years ago.
 

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We finally were allowed to buy the high alcohol beer a couple years ago.
Living in NC I could never understand why some of the poorest counties insisted on remaining dry, keeping silly laws on beer sizes, or doing other things that generally drove business out of their county into the surrounding municipalities.
 

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Living in NC I could never understand why some of the poorest counties insisted on remaining dry, keeping silly laws on beer sizes, or doing other things that generally drove business out of their county into the surrounding municipalities.
It's the bible thumpers. A neighboring town had a vote to go wet a couple years back...people had signs in their yard pretty much stating that if you drank, you were going to hell. Or on the fastrack if you voted for alcohol sales, too. Same reason we (AL) can't have a freaking lottery and lose millions in revenue to GA and TN. Idiots, I say.
 
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