Warring Indiana alcohol lobbyists reach deal on Sunday sales
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Two powerful groups whose past disagreements have blocked attempts to legalize carryout Sunday alcohol sales in Indiana say they have reached an agreement.
The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers and the Indiana Retail Council announced Friday they have resolved differences that scuttled previous attempts to repeal the law.
Liquor store owners represented by the beverage association will drop their opposition to Sunday sales. Retailers, in return, will oppose a proposal allowing convenience and grocery stores to sell cold beer -- a right long afforded to liquor stores.
It's unclear whether lawmakers will go along with the proposal during the legislative session that starts in January.
The group representing convenience stores, meanwhile, says the sudden agreement between two long-warring groups should "call into question the credibility of both organizations."