Hoosiers lined up at liquor stores across the state for the first Sunday in state history of legalized carryout alcohol sales.
While decades of debate over legalizing Sunday alcohol sales ended with the stroke of a pen this week, another fight is still brewing.
The chairman of an Indiana Senate committee that handles alcohol matters has scheduled a hearing for a bill to allow retail Sunday booze sales.
Two leading voices on Indiana alcohol issues say there's little chance lawmakers will take action allowing convenience and grocery stores to sell cold beer.
The 2017 Hoosier Survey reveals more than half of Indiana residents support Sunday sales and cold beer sales in supermarkets and convenience stores.
The committee is facing a December deadline to submit its proposal for potential changes to Sunday sales and cold beer laws.
Three major industries – convenience stores, liquor stores and big box retailers – all have a stake in potential legislation.
The bill lawmakers passed this session requires that 60 percent of alcohol sales be for on-site drinking in order for permits to be renewed.
A battle is brewing at the Statehouse as lawmakers try to keep legislation alive that addresses a loophole used by Ricker's convenience store to sell cold beer.
Indiana's Alcohol and Tobacco Commission approved a temporary hold on 367 renewals on Tuesday.