No Liquor Sales on Sunday

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The ban on buying booze in Connecticut on Sundays remains.

A proposal to allow liquor sales on Sundays died in committee on Thursday.

Sen. John Kissel, co-chair of the Program Review and Investigations committee said there didn't appear to be enough support for the bill.

Kissel said there's a chance it could be revived later this legislative session.

The proposal would have allowed liquor stores and supermarkets to open on Sundays.  Supporters claim the state could reap an additional $7.5 million to $8 million in tax revenue.

The Connecticut Package Store Association opposed the bill and said Sunday sales would cost each store thousands of dollars a year and could cause as many as 300 stores to close.

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