On the other hand, we've gained that reputation despite state laws banning retail establishments from selling alcohol between Midnight and 9 AM. But now that's all about change under legislation proposed by one of Rock County’s hopefully lame-duck assembly Republicans, Evan Wynn.
Access to alcohol is about to get even better or worse depending on your perspective.
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Area experts aren't surprised by the numbers. Sue Nowak, a drug and alcohol specialist, says, "I think it is easy access in Wisconsin. You can go to Target, a gas station, even Walgreens and they all now carry alcohol. It's almost every place you turn, there's alcohol."
Well, as far as Rep. Wynn is concerned, more access to alcohol is better. It's a priority of his. Supposedly concerned over third-shift workers inability to find a liquor establishment in the early morning hours, Wynn's proposed change to state statutes will allow earlier morning hours for those thirsty workers to bulk up on the breakfast of champions. Under his amendment, retail businesses can begin selling booze as early as 6 AM.
Look at it this way. It's sort of like a Daylight Savings Time Amendment just for drunks.
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