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Home bakers in New Jersey stew over country’s last ban

This June 13, 2017 photo provided by Chris Looney shows snickerdoodle cookies baked by Mandy Coriston at her home in Newton, N.J. New Jersey now stands alone as the only state that bars people from selling baked goods they make at home. Coriston is working with a group that is pushing lawmakers in New Jersey to eliminate a ban on selling home baked goods. (AP Photo/Chris Looney)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There’s only one thing preventing baker Mandy Coriston from selling the Irish soda bread she makes from her great-grandmother’s recipe: She lives in New Jersey.

New Jersey is now the only state where people can’t sell home-baked goods after a Wisconsin court this month invalidated that state’s ban.

Wisconsin officials have said they may appeal the judge’s decision, but the state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would allow home bakers to sell without a license.

A push by a group to overturn New Jersey’s law has drawn supporters, but one lawmaker has blocked it from being considered.

Coriston says it’s legal in the state for people to sell baked goods at charity events, but not for those who want to run a small business using the same products.

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