State senate may put Sunday alcohol sale on ballot
May 7, 2008: The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores is lobbying the state legislature to place a measure on the November statewide ballot that would allow communities to decide, by local option, whether they would allow Sunday package alcohol sales.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle was thought to oppose the ballot measure, thus slowing its progress through the state senate after its early momentum in the Georgia House. However, Cagle has now noted, "While I would vote against such a change at the ballot box, I do not believe the legislature should deny voters a chance to make this choice for themselves and their community." Georgia is one of three states that do not allow package sales on Sunday.