Your Legislators: Sunday Liquor & Car Sales (January 29, 2015)

Your Legislators: Sunday Liquor & Car Sales (January 29, 2015)


PROFESSIONAL THEY CAN BE.
>>SO WE HAVE TWO REMAINING —  >>SO WE HAVE TWO REMAINING —
AT LEAST THE ONLY TWO THAT I   AT LEAST THE ONLY TWO THAT I
KNOW, TWO REMAINING ONES THAT   KNOW, TWO REMAINING ONES THAT
ARE IN THE NEWS.   ARE IN THE NEWS.
SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES AND   SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES AND
AUTOMOBILE SALES, WHICH ARE IN   AUTOMOBILE SALES, WHICH ARE IN
BOTH CASES PROHIBITED BY STATE   BOTH CASES PROHIBITED BY STATE
LAW, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, AT   LAW, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, AT
LEAST IN LARGE PART.   LEAST IN LARGE PART.
WE HAVE VIEWERS ON BOTH SIDES   WE HAVE VIEWERS ON BOTH SIDES
THAT THINK THE RESTRICTIONS   THAT THINK THE RESTRICTIONS
SHOULD GO AWAY AND A VIEWER FROM   SHOULD GO AWAY AND A VIEWER FROM
ALEXANDRIA WITH RESPECT TO THE   ALEXANDRIA WITH RESPECT TO THE
CAR SALE BAN ON SUNDAY, WHY ARE   CAR SALE BAN ON SUNDAY, WHY ARE
THEY PUSHING IT?   THEY PUSHING IT?
NOBODY CARES ABOUT IT.   NOBODY CARES ABOUT IT.
WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN ON THESE   WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN ON THESE
TWO ISSUES.   TWO ISSUES.
AT LEAST WITH THE LIQUOR SALES?   AT LEAST WITH THE LIQUOR SALES?
THAT’S A LEGISLATIVE PERENNIAL.   THAT’S A LEGISLATIVE PERENNIAL.
REPRESENTATIVE DEAN, WHAT’S YOUR   REPRESENTATIVE DEAN, WHAT’S YOUR
THOUGHT?   THOUGHT?
>>I CERTAINLY GET A LOT MORE  >>I CERTAINLY GET A LOT MORE
E-MAIL ON LIQUOR SALES, BECAUSE   E-MAIL ON LIQUOR SALES, BECAUSE
PEOPLE BUY MORE LIQUOR THAN THEY   PEOPLE BUY MORE LIQUOR THAN THEY
BUY CARS.   BUY CARS.
IT PROBABLY HAS TO DO WITH THE   IT PROBABLY HAS TO DO WITH THE
VOLUME.   VOLUME.
THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT YOU HEAR A   THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT YOU HEAR A
LOT ABOUT AND FOR ME, IN THE   LOT ABOUT AND FOR ME, IN THE
PAST, I HAVE OPPOSED SUNDAY   PAST, I HAVE OPPOSED SUNDAY
SALES, BECAUSE I BELIEVE WE HAVE   SALES, BECAUSE I BELIEVE WE HAVE
A LOT OF PROBLEMS IN THE STATE   A LOT OF PROBLEMS IN THE STATE
OF MINNESOTA, A LOT OF VERY   OF MINNESOTA, A LOT OF VERY
DIFFICULT PROBLEMS, AND I DON’T   DIFFICULT PROBLEMS, AND I DON’T
THINK HAVING MORE ACCESS TO   THINK HAVING MORE ACCESS TO
ALCOHOL FOR MORE PEOPLE IS GOING   ALCOHOL FOR MORE PEOPLE IS GOING
TO SOLVE IT.   TO SOLVE IT.
HOWEVER, THIS IS ONE OF THOSE   HOWEVER, THIS IS ONE OF THOSE
AREAS WHERE PEOPLE SEE THIS AS A   AREAS WHERE PEOPLE SEE THIS AS A
LIBERTY ISSUE OF WHY IS THE   LIBERTY ISSUE OF WHY IS THE
GOVERNMENT, THE NANNY GOVERNMENT   GOVERNMENT, THE NANNY GOVERNMENT
TELLING ME I CAN’T DO SOMETHING   TELLING ME I CAN’T DO SOMETHING
ON SUNDAY.   ON SUNDAY.
WHY DO I HAVE TO DRIVE IN MY   WHY DO I HAVE TO DRIVE IN MY
AREA TO HOLTEN OR HUBSON.   AREA TO HOLTEN OR HUBSON.
PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN THIS ON AS   PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN THIS ON AS
SOMETHING WHERE THEY SEE THE   SOMETHING WHERE THEY SEE THE
GOVERNMENT IS TOO BIG, TOO BOXY,   GOVERNMENT IS TOO BIG, TOO BOXY,
TOO NOSEY, AND THIS IS HOW IT   TOO NOSEY, AND THIS IS HOW IT
EFFECTS ME.   EFFECTS ME.
I DON’T LIKE IT.   I DON’T LIKE IT.
>>I’M REALLY IMPRESSED BY THAT  >>I’M REALLY IMPRESSED BY THAT
ARGUMENT, BY THE FRUSTRATION   ARGUMENT, BY THE FRUSTRATION
THAT PEOPLE HAVE AND I ACTUALLY   THAT PEOPLE HAVE AND I ACTUALLY
MOVED FROM BEING OPPOSED TO OPEN   MOVED FROM BEING OPPOSED TO OPEN
RIGHT NOW, AND I HAVE REALLY   RIGHT NOW, AND I HAVE REALLY
HEARD FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT   HEARD FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT
MAYBE SEE THIS AS SOMETHING THAT   MAYBE SEE THIS AS SOMETHING THAT
IS REPRESENTING SOMETHING A   IS REPRESENTING SOMETHING A
LITTLE BIT LARGER FOR THEM.   LITTLE BIT LARGER FOR THEM.
IT’S — FOR MANY OF THEM, IT’S   IT’S — FOR MANY OF THEM, IT’S
NOT ABOUT JUST BEING — HAVING   NOT ABOUT JUST BEING — HAVING
IT BE LESS OF A HASSLE.   IT BE LESS OF A HASSLE.
>>AND SENATOR PELOWSKI, MY  >>AND SENATOR PELOWSKI, MY
GUESS IS YOU HAVE HEARD THIS   GUESS IS YOU HAVE HEARD THIS
DISCUSSION ONCE OR TWICE.   DISCUSSION ONCE OR TWICE.
>>THE BRIDGE LEVELS CLOSED  >>THE BRIDGE LEVELS CLOSED
PERMANENTLY.   PERMANENTLY.
>>I AGREE THAT IT IS PROBABLY A  >>I AGREE THAT IT IS PROBABLY A
LIBERTY ISSUE.   LIBERTY ISSUE.
BUT YOU ALSO HAD ELEMENTS THAT   BUT YOU ALSO HAD ELEMENTS THAT
WERE LOBBYING NOT TO DO IT.   WERE LOBBYING NOT TO DO IT.
THEY FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME   THEY FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME
SAID THERE ARE REASONS WHY WE   SAID THERE ARE REASONS WHY WE
DON’T WANT TO DO THIS, AND THOSE   DON’T WANT TO DO THIS, AND THOSE
REASONS HAVE SLOWLY ERODED AWAY.   REASONS HAVE SLOWLY ERODED AWAY.
THERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ONE   THERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ONE
OR THE OTHER TO HAPPEN THIS   OR THE OTHER TO HAPPEN THIS
SESSION.   SESSION.
YOU JUST DON’T HAVE THE — THE   YOU JUST DON’T HAVE THE — THE
AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS STARTED   AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS STARTED
LOSING DEALERSHIPS, AND I THINK   LOSING DEALERSHIPS, AND I THINK
YOU SAW A CHANGE IN ATTITUDE   YOU SAW A CHANGE IN ATTITUDE
LOCALLY IN SELLING CARS ON   LOCALLY IN SELLING CARS ON
SUNDAY, AND WE HAD A LOT, AND I   SUNDAY, AND WE HAD A LOT, AND I
KNOW IN SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA,   KNOW IN SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA,
AND THE DEALERSHIP NOW IS REALLY   AND THE DEALERSHIP NOW IS REALLY
IN ONE OR TWO COMMUNITIES, AND   IN ONE OR TWO COMMUNITIES, AND
EVERY OTHER COMMUNITY HAS LOST   EVERY OTHER COMMUNITY HAS LOST
THEIR DEALERSHIP, AND THEY HAVE   THEIR DEALERSHIP, AND THEY HAVE
TO EITHER GO TO WY WINONA.   TO EITHER GO TO WY WINONA.
OR LEWISTON.   OR LEWISTON.
I THINK THE VOTES MIGHT BE THERE   I THINK THE VOTES MIGHT BE THERE
FOR EITHER ONE OF THEM.   FOR EITHER ONE OF THEM.
>>AND IS I’M A SUPPORTER OF  >>AND IS I’M A SUPPORTER OF
SUNDAY SALES.   SUNDAY SALES.
I THINK THERE ARE WAYS TO DO IT.   I THINK THERE ARE WAYS TO DO IT.
THEY CAN OPT OUT IF THEY WANT   THEY CAN OPT OUT IF THEY WANT
TO, IF THEY WANT TO MAKE THAT   TO, IF THEY WANT TO MAKE THAT
LOCAL DECISION.   LOCAL DECISION.
BUT, YOU KNOW, I’M ACROSS THE   BUT, YOU KNOW, I’M ACROSS THE
BRIDGE, AND YOU KNOW, THE   BRIDGE, AND YOU KNOW, THE
STORIES OF PEOPLE THAT SAY OH,   STORIES OF PEOPLE THAT SAY OH,
MY GOSH, GO TO HUDSON ON SUNDAY,   MY GOSH, GO TO HUDSON ON SUNDAY,
AND THEY JUST FEEL LIKE THAT’S   AND THEY JUST FEEL LIKE THAT’S
TAX REMOVE KNEW WALKING OUT THE   TAX REMOVE KNEW WALKING OUT THE
DOOR.   DOOR.
IT’S NOT SUPPORTING LOCAL   IT’S NOT SUPPORTING LOCAL
BUSINESSES AND I HEAR FROM LOCAL   BUSINESSES AND I HEAR FROM LOCAL
BUSINESS OWNERS.   BUSINESS OWNERS.
I’M PAYING RENT AND ELECTRICITY   I’M PAYING RENT AND ELECTRICITY
SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, AND WHY CAN’T   SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, AND WHY CAN’T
I HAVE 7 DAYS OF REVENUE TO   I HAVE 7 DAYS OF REVENUE TO
COVER THAT.   COVER THAT.
AND CUSTOMERS ARE AVAILABLE AND   AND CUSTOMERS ARE AVAILABLE AND
SHOPPING ON SUNDAY.   SHOPPING ON SUNDAY.
I THINK THIS IS THE YEAR WE CAN   I THINK THIS IS THE YEAR WE CAN
MAKE IT.   MAKE IT.
>>THE BUSINESSES IN HUDSON  >>THE BUSINESSES IN HUDSON
FARGO WANT YOU TO KEEP IT IN   FARGO WANT YOU TO KEEP IT IN
PLACE.   PLACE.
>>AND THERE’S SUPPORT FROM  >>AND THERE’S SUPPORT FROM
MINNESOTA TO NOT REPEAT WHAT’S   MINNESOTA TO NOT REPEAT WHAT’S
COMING FROM THOSE PLACES.   COMING FROM THOSE PLACES.
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