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Minnesota among states looking at liquor sales changes to boost tax revenue

An AP story getting good play today lists Minnesota as one of many states hoping to increase tax revenues by changing liquor laws.

We're one of six states considering an end to the ban on Sunday liquor sales. All but 15 states already allow it.

States that lift the ban on Sunday sales see a 5 to 8 percent annual sales increase, a liquor spokesman said.

Other states -- including Utah (but not us) -- are considering allowing the sale of liquor on Election Day, and two dozen states might raise alcohol taxes. Again, probably not Minnesota, because that would be a tax increase. (Maybe a fee on elbow bending?)

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