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Bill would allow for earlier alcohol sales


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Tailgaters, take note.

Grocery and liquor stores would be able to start selling alcoholic beverages two hours earlier under a proposal up for a hearing Wednesday in the Legislature.

Under current law, beer and alcohol sales at stores with licenses to sell for off-premises consumption can't begin until 8 a.m.

The bill before the Assembly's Homeland Security and State Affairs Committee would allow those sales to start at 6 a.m.

That should be plenty of time for anyone needing to stock up for tailgating before an early game.

The proposal by Republican Rep. Evan Wynn of Whitewater does not change the required ending time for liquor sales of 9 p.m. and beer sales of midnight.

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