Legislative

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


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America’s Beer Distributors Recognize National Alcohol Awareness Month   March 31, 2010

Throughout April, the National Beer Wholesalers Association will recognize Alcohol Awareness Month to raise awareness about the problem of alcohol abuse and promote responsibility.More>>

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A Health Care Q&A   March 31, 2010

Everyone is waiting to see what kind of effect health care reform will have. Innovative Risk Solutions president Sean Gormley explains how the law will affect the on-premise industry.More>>

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Distilled Spirits Council Hosts Best Practices Media Summit For Responsible Advertising   March 30, 2010

Industry leaders, government officials and media representatives gathered in Washington, D.C. to exchange ideas on responsible advertising practices at the Distilled Spirits Council’s third Best Practices Media Summit.More>>

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Health Care Reform Signed Into Law   March 24, 2010

On March 23, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Health Care for America Act into law. Here are some of the details of the plan that might affect the on-premise industry.More>>

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National Restaurant Association Outlines Concerns With Passage of Health Care Bill In U.S. House   March 22, 2010

The health care reform bill would increase small business costs and negatively impact industry job growth, according to the National Restaurant Association.More>>

Rick's Cabaret Article
Around the Scene: March 18, 2010   March 18, 2010

New York City's M2 club in danger of closing, Jersey Shore's Pauly D rumored to be resident DJ with N9NE Group, Rick's Cabaret's numbers up since February.More>>

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Maryland Alcohol Tax Proposal: 568 Percent Increase   March 17, 2010

A proposal before the Maryland State Legislature calls for a 568 percent increase in the state’s excise tax on alcohol, raising it to $10.03 per gallon. Distilled spirits prices would rise 21 percent.More>>

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Ignition Interlock Funding Sought   March 17, 2010

Universal ignition interlock may become a reality if Sen. Tom Udall is successful in obtaining $60 million in federal funding to research the application of the technology in all vehicles.More>>

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Virginians Can Raise a Toast to Spirits Tastings   March 12, 2010

In a strong move toward modernizing Virginia’s alcohol laws, Republican Governor Bob McDonnell signed legislation knocking down a decades-old ban on liquor tasting events at ABC stores.More>>

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Center for Alcohol Policy Announces 2010 Legal Symposium   March 12, 2010

The third annual continuing legal education event will examine topics surrounding current alcohol regulation and litigation.More>>



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