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Voter supports modernization of alcohol laws

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OKLAHOMA CITY –  Ash Hall of north Oklahoma City, who voted Republican, said he was especially interested in State Question 792, which changes the laws governing alcohol sales and distribution in the state by allowing grocery stores and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer and wine seven days a week.

"I've lived in Oklahoma for a long time, and every time I leave the state, people talk about how backward we are with our alcohol laws," Hall said. "Then, you go to Arkansas, and they have stuff like refrigerated strong beer in the liquor stores or wine in the grocery stores. For our alcohol industry to be so over-regulated that it tells people how they can sell their product is ridiculous. We just need to modernize our laws to catch up with the rest of the country."

Hall said he voted no on State Question 777, the so-called "Right to Farm" bill.

"Deregulating an industry to allow foreign companies in is a bad, bad idea," he said.

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