ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’d sign a bill allowing liquor stores to open on Sundays if lawmakers muster the votes to pass it.

Dayton told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that commerce is a seven-day-a-week proposition so he doesn’t think it makes sense for government to dictate which businesses can operate on which days. The Democrat says that sentiment also applies to a Sunday sales ban for car dealerships.

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The Sunday liquor sales bill has struggled to gain traction in the Legislature. Democratic Sen. Roger Reinert says Dayton’s stance could help supporters build momentum for their 2014 push.

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Minnesota is one of a dozen states with decades-old “blue laws” restricting Sunday booze sales. Customers can still order drinks in Minnesota bars and restaurants.

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