Booze Barons Drying Up Support for Shea Flinn's Sunday-Liquor Bill 

State Senator Shea Flinn, trying to break new legislative ground despite owning only an interim appointment, is being undermined in his effort to legalize liquor sales on Sunday in Tennessee. The culprits? “Golden Goose” Tom Hensley and other traditional spokesmen for the booze industry on Capitol Hill.

Nashville lobbyist Sean Braisted reports that Hensley and Jack Hooper, chairman and CEO of Tennessee Wine & Spirits, are actively resisting passage of the measure, which would also liberalize Tennessee statutes regarding the everyday sale of beer, wine, and liquor — expanding the eligible venues for each.

Flinn was appointed by the Shelby County Commission late last year to occupy the Senate seat of Steve Cohen, now a U.S. congressman, and will serve until either Democrat Beverly Marrero or Republican Larry Parrish is elected in next month’s special election.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

News Blog

Trader Joe's Project Back on Track

From My Seat

Boca, Bartow, and Backflips

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: Richard James

Tiger Blue

Ole Miss 85, Tigers 77

Fly On The Wall Blog

Tony Allen's Big D Beats Stiff Competition

Intermission Impossible

Naughty & Nice: What's on Stage this Christmas?

News Blog

Etsy Declares Memphis an "Official Maker City"

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Jackson Baker

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2016

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation