Lawmakers poised to vote on allowing Sunday alcohol sales

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State lawmakers are poised to vote on bills to legalize Sunday carry-out alcohol sales and repeal Indiana’s law that sets wages for public construction projects.

The Indiana House could vote on those proposals as soon as Monday as lawmakers face a deadline this week for keeping bills alive for this year’s legislative session.

The alcohol bill would lift Indiana’s 80-year-old ban on Sunday sales. But grocery stores and pharmacies would face tougher requirements of only selling beer and wine in one designated store area, with liquor kept behind a service counter.

Republican legislators are pushing for eliminating the boards that set construction wages for state or local government projects. Supporters argue that would save millions in tax dollars, while opponents maintain it would open the door for low-paying, out-of-state contractors. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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