INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Two leading voices on Indiana alcohol issues say there's little chance lawmakers will take action allowing convenience and grocery stores to sell cold beer.
Former state Sen. Beverly Gard, who led an alcohol study commission, and Senate Public Policy Committee Chairman Ron Alting both agree the issue is a non-starter in the coming session.
The two Republicans made the comments during a legislative preview discussion Wednesday.
Selling carryout cold beer in Indiana is a right primarily afforded to clout-heavy package liquor stores, which have fervently lobbied to keep it that way.
But public opinion polling suggests the general public widely supports allowing convenience and big-box stores to sell cold - and not just warm - beer.
Gard says change isn't likely until voters make their voice heard.
MORE TOP STORIES | Three paws ripped off Anderson family dog; police search for person responsible | Plainfield police captain on leave after 'white male privilege' comment at training session | Kokomo toddler dies after being suffocated by folded rear SUV seat | Former Purdue basketball player killed in chain-reaction crash on I-65 involving 3 semis, car |HOME TOUR: This amazing Bloomington lake house will blow your mind
Top Trending Videos