Hundreds Rally For Expanded Liquor Sales

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Some 600 people rallied today outside the
Connecticut state Capitol in support of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s
plan to overhaul state liquor laws.

The gathering was organized by a coalition of liquor and
food associations.

The demonstrators who gathered ahead of a public hearing on the
legislation said it would be good for business and consumers to
allow retail alcohol sales on Sundays. They chanted “let us sell,
let us choose.”

Numerous package store owners were expected to turn out for
today”s hearing to oppose Malloy’s bill. They say it will put
many small stores out of business.

Besides allowing Sunday sales, Malloy’s bill changes liquor
pricing and the number of liquor store permits that can be held.


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