Lawmakers mull alcohol sales at Indiana State Fair

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by Associated Press

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 17 at 6:47 PM

   INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Hoosiers might be able to wash down deep-fried treats with a frosty beer if lawmakers approve a bill to allow alcoholic beverages at the Indiana State Fair.
 
   The proposal that would end a 67-year ban at the fair would promote sales of Indiana beers.
 
   Opponents are concerned selling beer could hurt the family atmosphere at the fair. However, a State Fair spokesman says there's nothing to worry about with security and well-trained vendors.
 
   The State Fair Commission estimates expenses related to beer sales would be about $110,000 in the next two years.
 
   The bill is pending before the Senate Public Policy Committee.
 

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