Indiana Retailers Make New Push for Sunday Alcohol Sales

INDIANAPOLIS -- A group of retailers has started a new push to build public support to allow Sunday carryout alcohol sales in Indiana, The Associated Press reported.

The Alliance of Responsible Alcohol Retailers announced its new campaign called "Change It Indiana," which also seeks to legalize the sale of cold beer by convenience, drug and grocery stores. The group includes Kroger, Marsh, Meijer, CVS and Circle K.

The group argues that 47 states allow Sunday carryout sales and that Indiana loses about $9 million a year in tax revenue to alcohol sales in neighboring states.

Republican State Sen. Phil Boots of Crawfordsville, Ind., said he will file a bill for next year's legislative session that will allow for these alcohol law changes. A similar bill didn't advance in the legislature this year, the AP report stated.

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