Texas lawmakers to consider Sunday liquor sales to raise revenue

UNDATED (KTRE) - Some Texas lawmakers looking for answers to the huge budget deficit are considering changing the blue law.

A blue law is meant to enforce religious standards, especially when it comes to the observance of Sunday as a day of worship or rest, and a restriction on Sunday shopping.

Blue laws for decades have prohibited the sale of hard liquor on Sundays.

If lawmakers dropped the long standing tradition and let liquor stores in Texas open on Sundays, it could generate an extra $7.4 million in state revenue, according to a recent Legislative Budget Board report.  The report lists Sunday liquor sales among several ways to increase revenue for the state.

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