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Liquor industry makes push for Conn. reform bill

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Advocates for Connecticut's liquor industry are promoting a wide-ranging bill that would overhaul the state's liquor laws, including allowing retail alcohol sales on Sundays.

The End Blue Laws Coalition is running a YouTube video promoting the initiative beginning Sunday. It will run through Tuesday, when the General Assembly's General Law Committee has scheduled a hearing on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed liquor law changes.

The coalition is also running the third in a series of print advertising in Sunday newspapers, highlighting the inconvenience of not being able to buy alcohol on Sundays. Ben Jenkins, a spokesman for the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S., said the ban has long-outlived its relevance.

But some package store owners oppose the legislation, predicting it will put small stores out of business.

Click here to watch the commercial.

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