It's Sunday: Should You Be Able to Buy Alcohol in CT? (POLL)

Is it time for Connecticut to update its Blue Laws to allow alcohol to be sold in stores and supermarkets on Sundays?

What do you think of 's decision to amend the state's Blue Laws? Do you support Sunday liquor sales? Vote and tell your neighbors in the comments. 

The following is a statement from Gov Dannel P. Malloy on the proposed changes:

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement after House passage of a bill to amend Connecticut’s Blue Laws:

“Tonight, the House voted in favor of one of the most significant changes to our state’s blue laws in recent memory.

“Under the current law, we lose millions of dollars over the border every Sunday.  It’s a bad policy that inconveniences consumers and makes businesses less competitive.  But after tonight, there will be an additional 55 days where sales will be permissible.  It’s a good first step.

“I continue to believe there’s more we can do to make our package stores more consumer friendly.  I am encouraged that the legislature will study this issue, a sign I hope that there may be more we can accomplish in the near future.  This much is certain - the more we can lower prices for consumers, the more competitive our businesses will be.  And the hundreds of millions of dollars our state would recapture will unquestionably benefit our economy.”

Connie April 30, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Seriously, why are you all ganging up on Lise? If people cannot go ONE day without going to the liquor store, there's a problem. You know you're going to a barbecue, or that the game is on, etc..... Most people I know keep a bottle of wine or two on hand and maybe some beer in the fridge just in case. And don't the liquor store owners deserve a day off? Ok, I can see being able to buy beer in the supermarket on Sunday, but I see no need to have the liquor stores open too. Does everything have to be such an argument?
Lise Cavallaro April 30, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Right David. I know what year it is..thanks! You know what? I love a glass of wine on a Sunday afternoon or night while I read the paper. You know what else? I usually buy a bottle on Friday or Saturday. It's not an issue for me. I have my opinion and you have yours, give it a rest. Thanks Connie!! I appreciate it.
Ann Della Camera May 01, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Starfishgirl, the name is Ann<<, drink all you want, just please don't drive on the roads when I have to drive?
Ann Della Camera May 01, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Lise, wtg , you have a right to your opinion.
David Andrew May 01, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Everyone's gotta calm down with the whole DUI talk. If anything, they'll go down once Sunday sales are allowed. As of now, the only option is getting in your car and driving to a bar or restaurant, drinking there, then driving home. Once Sunday sales happen, we can drink at home, with our cars parked in the garage. Thus, fewer DUIs!


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