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Posted: February 16, 2011 3:29 p.m.

Senate could cork Sunday alcohol sales

ATLANTA - Turns out an unwilling governor wasn't the only obstacle to a vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

After breezing through legislative committees with no opposition from conservatives or liquor sales groups, the proposal seemed headed for quick passage in the Legislature after years of stonewalling by former Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Lawmakers touted the issue - which would offer municipalities the option of putting the question to voters - as one of local control, not morality.

But after vowing to cede the Capitol in favor of fighting the issue locally, some opposition groups are back at the Gold Dome pressuring lawmakers to kill the bill in the General Assembly before it hits Georgia communities. The Senate, which has been hesitant on the issue, is now saying not so fast.

 

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