Wis. Senate Approves Earlier Alcohol Sales

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Buying booze in the early morning hours would get a little bit easier under a bill passed by the Wisconsin state Senate.

The measure approved on a bipartisan 23-8 vote by the Senate on Thursday would allow grocery and liquor stores to sell beer, wine and other liquor starting at 6 a.m. Current law forbids alcohol sales at retail stores before 8 a.m.

The proposal has been sailing through the Legislature so far. It cleared the Assembly on Tuesday on a voice vote. It now heads to Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration.

The measure does not change the prohibition on selling liquor past 9 p.m. or beer past midnight. Local municipalities would be allowed to disallow the earlier sales in the morning if they wished.

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  1. Murph says:

    With the rotten economy/depression.Everyone is distilling their own these days anyway.The stuff in the stores is just for the tourists and displaced people who pass thru on their way to Canada!

  2. gulp says:

    Good for Wisconsin. They get all of our Sunday sales the way it is. May as well help boost their economy any way we can.

  3. just sayin' says:

    Gotta have booze 24/7 in wiscornsin.

  4. plainreviews says:

    Alcohol affects people differently. Some people after a night of drinking can sleep the day away but other people wake up early after a night of drinking. If you want to know why your body does this, this article gives a great explanation on it.

    http://explainlikeakid.blogspot.com/2011/10/why-you-wake-up-early-when-you-drink.html

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