City Desk

Graham Reverses On Sunday Liquor Sales

Despite what he said last week, Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham is not going to support allowing Sunday liquor sales after all, Mike DeBonis reports in the Post:

Graham said that rather than use the Sunday sales revenue to help defeat Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s proposal to extend late-night bar hours, he would instead opt for an increase in the alcohol excise tax amounting to about six cents per drink.

“We have heard from those [advisory neighborhood commissions] representing the nightlife centers and they don’t want longer bar hours,” tweeted Graham, whose committee oversees alcoholic beverage regulation.

So instead of permitting longer hours or booze on Sundays, Graham wants to tax drinkers. That seems like it'll go over really well.

Photo by Intangible Arts via Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 GenericLicense

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