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Monday, January 24, 2011

Praise be to Jesus: Sunday sales bill possible, Rogers says

With Sonny Perdue now out of the governor's office, it's likely Georgians will finally be able to decide whether they want to buy alcohol in stores on the Sabbath. Reports Dave Williams of the Atlanta Business Chronicle:

In his first press conference of the 2011 legislative session, [Senate Majority Leader Chip] Rogers, R-Woodstock said he expects the General Assembly to take up a bill that would let communities across Georgia decide whether grocery, convenience and liquor stores should be allowed to sell alcoholic beverages on the Christian Sabbath. [...]

“It has a greater chance of passing this year than ever before,” Rogers said Monday.

Perdue, a teetotaler, had promised to veto any measure allowing Sunday Sales. (One year the former governor suggested Georgians "plan ahead" if they wanted to buy alcohol on the Sabbath.) But Gov. Nathan Deal said on the campaign trail that he wouldn't block efforts to pass the popular measure, which is really the only thing still keeping Georgia from becoming the greatest place on Earth.

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