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Special session to increase liquor licenses may just be a start

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  • Utahprof Salt Lake City, UT
    June 20, 2012 12:14 p.m.

    Where does Waddoups get his evidence for his claim that "Half the time they [minors] don't get ID'd," he said. "We're getting too many minors getting introduced to alcohol."

    That certainly does not concur with what I've seen around town and given that my gf and I (both staring hard at 50) were ID'ed by a waitress last week when we each ordered a single glass of wine with dinner, I'd say that restaurants are paranoid rather than lackadaisical.

    This state needs economic development, there's a legal industry willing to invest, and the legislature can't get out of its own way and get rid of the restrictive quotas that are holding down that development and the many jobs it would bring. Liquor enforcement officers trying to entrap barkeeps and waiters are a waste of money, while the public safety concerns could be handled through better financing of policing as a whole.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 20, 2012 1:08 p.m.

    We need to grow up enough that we can get to the point where it's a minor bureaucratic decision instead of a 'special session'. A pint of beer at chili's isn't a big deal.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    June 20, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    GOP legislators should just keep asking themselves, "WWGD?" What would Grover (Norgguist) do?