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

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>>

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>>

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Ministry of Sound Fighting for its Life   March 3, 2010

Ministry of Sound Nightclub in London is in danger of losing its entertainment license after a developer (Oakmayne) submitted plans for an apartment complex across the street from the venue.More>>

Privatization for Four Control States?   February 22, 2010

Washington, Virginia, North Carolina and Mississippi are each assessing plans to reform their alcohol regulatory systems, and privatization is among the options on the table.More>>

Utah Liquor Laws Slowly Thawing   January 21, 2010

Still on the books in Utah is a population quota limit for bar and restaurant liquor licenses, which caused eight operators to vie for one available license last month.More>>

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