03/07/2011 07:50 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

House Republicans Double Down On Maintaining Strict Beer Rules

A legislative session that was supposed to be focused on jobs and the economy will take a detour Tuesday so two House committees can talk about who is allowed to sell low-strength beer.

Both sides in the ongoing fight will argue that this debate is over jobs -- and both have some valid arguments in that area. But the subject is also one that Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Longmont, has called a distraction from the big issues facing the General Assembly.

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