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News and articles on alcohol-related legislative measures and political issue for the on-premise industry.


American Beverage Licensees News
America's Beer, Wine & Spirits Retailers Create 1,449,850 Jobs, $184.7 Billion in Economic Impact   October 10, 2012

American Beverage Licensees (ABL) has released a new study on the overwhelmingly positive economic impact that America's beer, wine and spirits retailers have on jobs, taxes and the overall economy. More>>

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National Restaurant Association Offers Toolkit on Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance   October 4, 2012

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) released the “Americans with Disabilities Act: Toolkit for Restaurant Operators,” an information-rich resource that helps restaurateurs comply with updated accessibility guidelines and welcome guests with disabilities to their restaurants.More>>

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National Restaurant Association Top of Mind: Health Care Headaches   October 3, 2012

Source: NRN - “Top of Mind,” a special report covering today’s largest concerns among the restaurant operator community. This report was created in anticipation of MUFSO, taking place Sept. 30-Oct. 2, where hundreds of operators gather to share ideas and best practices. More>>

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National Restaurant Association Announces Opposition to Proposed Swipe Fee Settlement   September 25, 2012

The National Restaurant Association today issued the following statement, expressing opposition to the terms contained within a proposed swipe fee antitrust settlement.More>>

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SunGazette: Liquor Law Solutions - Outdated System May Not be so Easy to Fix   September 17, 2012

SunGazette: Pennsylvania's system of buying wine, spirits and beer is so outdated and inconvenient, that it's almost easier to buy a bottle of wine in New Zealand and fly it back than to pick up the same thing in New Jersey.More>>

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The Oregonian: Oregon Liquor Plot Thickens as Gov. John Kitzhaber Names Former Republican Lawmaker to OLCC   August 24, 2012

The Oregonian: Gov. John Kitzhaber has offered up a former Republican lawmaker to be the newest member of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, a move widely seen as part of his effort to get rid of the agency's longtime director Steve Pharo. More>>

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Boston Herald: Most Restaurant, Bar Owners Frown on Return of Happy Hour   August 23, 2012

Boston Herald: Restaurant and bar owners overwhelming voiced support for maintaining the state’s so-called “Happy Hour” law that prohibits them from serving free, discounted or two-for-one alcoholic drinks at a hearing in Boston today.More>>

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Restaurant.org: Taxes Among Top Issues for 112th Congress to Resolve   August 8, 2012

Restaurant.org: With Congress now taking a five-week recess, taxes are among the top issues lawmakers still need to resolve this year. More>>

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Fifth Annual Alcohol Law Sympoium Education Session Topics Announced    July 24, 2012

The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Fifth Annual Alcohol Law Symposium to be held September 9-11, 2012, at The Fairmont Dallas in Dallas, Texas, will feature educational sessions on issues currently at the forefront of alcohol law.More>>

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Restaurant.org: Thousands of NYers Sign Petition Opposing Soda Ban   July 19, 2012

Restaurant.org: More than 60,000 people have already signed a petition opposing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed "soda ban" in that city, the New Yorkers for Beverage Choices coalition says.More>>



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