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Legislature looking at liquor sales on Sundays

POSTED: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 7:28am

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 6:50pm

In an effort to help stem the tide of all that red ink in Austin.

Tyler---East Texans talk-back to our news partner: KTBB and host Garth Maier about legislator's ways of reducing red ink in the state budget.

One suggestion: selling liquor on Sundays.

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From the point of view of increasing tax revenue, this is a futile idea. This state like any other state or the federal gov't needs to cut the bureacracy and remove laws and regulations that only serve to slow the process and increase the costs of getting anything done. Increasing revenues only serve to tempt our lawmakers into spending even more and not balancing the budget.

I beleive many people in Tyler and East Texas despite many areas being dry per se, are going to be in support of this. Because to my understanding, all the liquor stores in the newly wet Winona are not set up like in Coffee City where they have a "beer side only." If they are or aren't people are driving out there anyway to get beer and wine on sundays, and they can get a hard drink at just about any restaurant and still get behind the wheel and drive. Sunday sales ban is NOT a detterent!

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