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Tue., Jan. 15, 2008, 10:04 a.m.

‘Outdated’ law bans Election Day booze

It’s time for Idaho to repeal an archaic law that bans packaged liquor sales on election day – and that’s costing the state up to $400,000 in liquor sales every time there’s an election, state liquor chief Dyke Nally told lawmakers this morning. “Idaho is one of only nine states that still place election-day restrictions on liquor store operating hours,” Nally told the House State Affairs Committee. The law, he said, is “outdated.” The panel voted unanimously to introduce the bill; read my full story here at

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