Some in North Texas city push to roll back dry law

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Associated Press

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 5:02 PM

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Restaurateurs and business owners in the Dallas suburb of Plano want to reverse a city ban on liquor sales.

The Dallas Morning News reports (http://dallasne.ws/UuNuXk ) that supporters of a petition for a ballot measure have organized under a group named Plano Citizens for Economic Equality. Now, residents can buy beer or wine in the city but have to drive to nearby areas for liquor. Business owners required by state law to buy the liquor they serve from inside the county say they're also at a disadvantage.

Plano city officials are currently validating the more than 25,000 signatures on the group's petition.

Efforts to roll back dry laws have succeeded in several North Texas cities in the recent past.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

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