(St. Paul, MN) – Some Minnesota lawmakers have tried for years to repeal the ban on Sunday liquor sales with no success, but it could be different this year thanks to a couple of key reasons.
One is the number of fresh faces at the Legislature and the other is an extra push from a powerful politician.
A majority of the nearly 40 lawmakers who left the Legislature since last session had voted to uphold the ban and many newcomers are in favor of the repeal.
In addition, House Speaker Kurt Daudt supports removing the more than 80-year ban. He calls it a populist issue.
One bill to repeal the ban on beer and booze sales on Sundays passed a House Committee Tuesday.
Minnesota is one of just 12 states nationwide with a Sunday liquor sales ban.
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