Change in Liquor Store Opening Hours

According to an update from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Governor Walker signed 2011 Wisconsin Act 97 into law on December 7. The only change in this law is that liquor stores may now open at 6:00 a.m., instead of the former 8:00 a.m. Keep in mind that this does not necessarily mean that a liquor store may lawfully open at 6:00 a.m. in any given community, since a municipality may, by ordinance, impose more restrictive hours. (I don’t have a link to the new act as it hasn’t been posted to the State Legislature’s website as of the time of this writing, but I’ll update with a link in the next few days).