24-Hour Booze Budget Plan

Republicans say round-the-clock booze at the casinos could help solve the state's budget crisis.

Republican legislators plan includes several budget cuts, along with allowing liquor stores to sell alcohol on Sundays, and for casinos to be able to serve alcohol 24 hours a day.

Legislators proposed cutting their own pay by 10 percent and requiring all state employees to take eight furlough days between now and June 30.

The changes, along with union concessions and spending cuts, would cut about $925 million from the current fiscal year’s deficit, they estimate.

Senate Democrats say they will look closely at the Republicans’ proposal but they are working on their own version.

The state Capitol is closed Thursday and Monday, so the Legislature is not expected to vote on any budget cuts until Feb. 25.

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