This is what it means to have a bad reputation, as Utah does in the rest of the nation when it comes to liquor laws.
The wire service Reuters reported Friday that Connecticut has loosened its "blue law," allowing sales of beer, wine and spirits on Sundays. (The state estimated it was losing $5.2 million a year from consumers driving to Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York to buy booze on Sunday.)
The article ended with this sideswipe at Utah:
"Now, back to the more pressing question -- which state doesn't permit off-premises Sunday alcohol sales? Surprisingly, it's Indiana. Despite Utah's strict liquor laws, consumers can buy 3.2% beer from grocery and convenience stores on Sunday."
This is what decades of legislative fiddling (and LDS influence) have given Utah: The national perception, accurate or not, that you can't buy a drink here. Live with it, Utah.
|1.||Judge rejects Martin MacNeill’s request for new murder trial|
|2.||Judge’s ruling next week could be key to Park City ski season|
|3.||Is nail polish that detects date-rape drugs actually a bad idea?|
|4.||Scott D. Pierce: NBC’s Tamron Hall has fallen in love with southern Utah|
|5.||BYU football: Though short-handed, Cougars favored heavily in opener|
|6.||Live Blog: BYU downs UConn, wins its season-opener|
|7.||Salt Lake County closes Chinese restaurant in Midvale|
|8.||‘Utah Fan’ not a fan favorite in debut of new fight song lyrics (video)|
|9.||Monson: Not much excitement in Utes’ opener|
|10.||Russian fund with U.S. advisers eludes sanctions|