A Metro-rural split has opened up on the question of Sunday alcohol sales. Since Gov. Deal signed a law letting local governments put Sunday alcohol sales on ballots, a flurry of Metro Atlanta governments have committed to a vote. But more rural areas mostly haven't taken up the issue either way. The reluctance might not be all about conservative voters.
A bill that would allow communities to decide if they want local stores to sell alcohol on Sundays is heading to the Governor's desk. The bill survived many hurdles before passing in the state House late Tuesday.
State lawmakers only have seven working days left in this year’s legislative session. This week they will cast final votes on some key issues, including the budget, Sunday alcohol sales and possibly immigration.