ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Minnesotans making alcohol runs to Wisconsin generate $10.6 million in tax revenues for the Badger state and Sundays are the second busiest shopping day of the week. That means a huge loss on alcohol sales.READ MORE: Man Gets 18 Months In Prison For Assaulting Postal Employee In Oakdale
Sen. Roger Reinert (DFL-Duluth) introduced a bill that would allow liquor to be sold on Sundays.READ MORE: In Latest Round Of Bonuses, Target Giving $200 To Frontline Team Members
“Wisconsin got a win with the Packers going to the Super Bowl. I’m not sure we need to give them another win by sending all of our Minnesota tax dollars over there as well — on Super Bowl Sunday,” said Reinert.
Some lawmakers say the existing law doesn’t make sense for the current times and that the new bill could raise a lot of money for Minnesota.MORE NEWS: Eviction Moratorium Update: With CDC Extension Unlikely, What Will Happen To Renters?
The bill would allow liquor stores to opt-out if they do not want to sell on Sundays.