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Hearing Today On Malloy’s Push To Repeal CT Blue Laws

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Liquor Store (file / credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Liquor Store (file / credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

HARTFORD, CT (CBSNewYork) - Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and others say every year hundreds of millions of dollars crosses the border to liquor stores out of state.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

That’s why they want to repeal the state’s blue laws, which prohibit the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

But Alan Wilensky of the Connecticut Package Stores Association says that’s a hard number to prove and taxes and other issues come into play.

There’s talk of compromise, but Wilensky wants to see everything in writing.

“The original bill was 24 pages with approximately 66 different changes. To really move on that by legislative process in a three or four month period is almost ludicrous,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane on Tuesday.

Business owners, he says, are feeling rushed.

The administration seems willing to compromise, except when it comes to sales on Sunday.

There is a legislative hearing on the issue in Hartford Tuesday.

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