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Indiana Chamber To Renew Sunday Alcohol Sales Debate

Wayan Vota

Hoosiers could get the opportunity to buy alcohol every day of the week as the Indiana Chamber pushes the legislature to allow Sunday alcohol sales. 

Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar says though it’s not a top priority, promoting Sunday sales will be one of the efforts it pushes when the legislature convenes in January. 

House Speaker Brian Bosma says he personally doesn’t have a problem with legalizing Sunday sales, but says it likely won’t have a significant fiscal impact.

“There are those who say it’s going to increase tax revenues by 17-percent – false.  I mean, most Hoosiers are smart enough to buy on Saturday if they need something on Sunday so I don’t think there’s a mass exodus to the liquor stores after church,” Bosma says.

But the Indiana Beverage Retailers Association, which represents liquor stores, isn’t happy the Chamber is backing the potential change.  Association CEO Patrick Tamm says allowing Sunday sales could harm the segment of the industry he represents.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.
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