OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Supporters and opponents of a plan for grocery stores in Oklahoma's largest counties to sell wine will state their case to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Oral arguments regarding Initiative Petition 396 are set for Thursday. Oklahomans for Modern Laws filed the proposal and must collect the signatures of 155,216 registered voters to place the issue on the November ballot.
The plan would create a new wine license that would allow the retail sale of wine for off-premises consumption by grocery stores instead of just package liquor stores. More than 30 other states allow wine to be sold in grocery stores.
Supporters say it would make buying wine more convenient. But opposition has mounted from liquor retailers and groups that believe increasing the availability of alcohol will also increase its abuse.
Posted: 05/07/13 - DURANT, Okla. – Regent Terry Matlock will deliver remarks at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Spring Commencement, scheduled for Saturday, May 11, at Paul Laird Field. The ceremony (for all schools) will begin at 10 a.m. A reception will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the Visual & Performing Arts Center. Read More
Posted: 05/06/13 - SHERMAN, TEXAS—Members of the Austin College Class of 2013 are counting down the days until graduation—with both excitement and trepidation. Austin College President Marjorie Hass will present diplomas to more than 340 bachelor’s degree candidates and 18 Master of Arts in Teaching degree candidates who will take part in graduation events May 18 and 19 on campus. Read More