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Bill would allow Saukville to grant extra liquor license
By LAWRENCE SUSSMAN
Posted: Feb. 5, 2008
For several years, the Messina Italian restaurant owners in Saukville have unsuccessfully worked with two state legislators to change a state law that limits the number of liquor licenses that can be issued.
But last week, state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) took a more parochial approach.
He introduced a bill that would allow the Saukville Village Board to issue one Class B liquor license in addition to the nine Class B licenses allowed under the village's quota."
A bill that subverts established law in order to help a small family business provide good food? Great idea.
Why doesn't he do this all the time?