- A bill filed Thursday in Tennessee, where wine is currently only sold in liquor stores, would give locals voting power over whether or not to allow grocery store wine sales in 170 cities and towns.
- Sen. Bill Ketron and Rep. Jon Lundberg introduced the bill, which if passed as written would require officials to hold votes if 10% of voters petition in favor.
- Cities and towns that already do not allow package sales or liquor by the drink sales would be exempt.
From the article:
"... Statewide public opinion polls have generally supported the idea of selling wine in grocery stores, but liquor store advocates say allowing such sales would create unfair competition and put many of the current stores in jeopardy. .."