a bill yesterday that will allow the sale of alcohol at the Indiana State Fair. Having already passed the Senate, Senate Bill 339 now is sitting on Mike Pence's desk waiting for his signature.
If I were the Governor, I would veto the bill. Here's why.
Indiana has a burgeoning brewery and winery industry. This legislation should have been tailored to help those industries and make sure the beer and wine sold at our Indiana State Fair was Hoosier brewed and produced.
It would simply take a majority of the votes in the House and Senate to overturn my veto as Governor, so it's
not like I'm killing the bill. It would just show that I stand with our local brewers and winery owners.
I doubt Governor Pence will veto the bill. Indiana is one of only two state fairs that currently do not allow alcohol, and I can see why it makes sense to allow the sales. I just think it would be a cool thing for our state to recognize this rapidly growing industry within our state.
I wonder if the state is ready now to spend extra money on State Fair security because you know idiots, beer, and hot weather mix so well. The State Fair used to just draw a handful of idiots in hot weather...add in beer, and here we go! I can't wait to walk that Midway late at night with a few thousand drunks at the fair. Now that's family entertainment, right?