Recession blues could swallow blue laws, Time reports. State legislatures in Georgia, Connecticut, Texas, Alabama, and Minnesota hope lifting a ban on Sunday alcohol sales will boost revenues. But Christian activists oppose the move, saying cash-strapped families are already feeling pressure. “I don't think we need to add even more pressure to those families by passing this law,” said one.
Historians say politicians, including FDR, often ease alcohol bans to shore up revenue in tough economic climates, and this time will be no different. “It will happen,” one economic professor predicts. “It’s just a matter of when.”