Lawmakers ready to debate alcohol sales at State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana will move a step closer to joining 48 other states that sell alcohol at state fairs if a panel of lawmakers gives its approval.

The House Public Policy Committee is set to vote Wednesday on whether to send the issue to the full House for its consideration.

The bill would lift a ban on alcohol at the Indiana State Fair that spans nearly seven decades.

North Carolina is the only other state that still does not allow fairgoers to down a cold beer on site. Ohio ended a ban on beer and wine in 2011.

Both the full House and Gov. Mike Pence must approve the measure before the State Fair can start selling alcohol.

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