Tuesday, January 25, 2011
One group pushing for a change in Kansas liquor laws, that could bring full strength beer and liquor to a grocery store or convenience store near you.
An organization called "Coalition for Jobs and Consumer Choice" is backing a liquor bill that would allow places like QuikTrip and Dillons to sell the same alcoholic beverages that liquor stores can.
The coalition says the deregulation will eventually create more jobs, income growth and higher state revenue.
"I think it's a good idea, because it's up to each individual. It shouldn't be run by the state. We should be able to buy hard liquor anywhere," said one Wichita beer buyer.
Liquor stores are opposed to the bill saying it will hurt their business. The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee will be hearing both sides of the issue Tuesday and Wednesday in Topeka.