Kansans not sold on expanding liquor sales

Do Kansans want to shop for hard liquor at the same places they buy their gas and groceries? “The people in our state do not want this changed,” state Rep. Jim Howell, R-Derby, said about the bill to expand liquor sales to grocery and convenience stores and big retailers. And a SurveyUSA poll, sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, found 54 percent of Kansans against the move. When asked whether people younger than 21 should be allowed to handle and sell hard liquor under such a law change, 76 percent said “no.” An earlier poll by Public Opinion Strategies found 66 percent of Kansans against changing the law.