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

economy Article
Recovery Expected to be Rocky   August 26, 2009

A survey of 65 c-level executives at leading food and beverage supplier companies by KPMG revealed 72 percent expect business conditions to improve next year.More>>

Center for Alcohol Policy's Alcohol Law Symposium to Cover Law, Regulation and Litigation   August 21, 2009

Registration is now open for this program, held Oct. 18-20 in Chicago, which will discuss the legal implications and challenges to the 21st Amendment.More>>

Fairfax County, Va., Police Lead Partnership to Curb Underage Consumption   August 20, 2009

Police work with Premium Distributors of VA, Heineken USA and area state delegates to provide retailers with tools as another line of defense against underage drinking.More>>

DISCUS Article
Prepping for Fall Activity   August 12, 2009

Congress may be on recess, but our industry must stay vigilant and continue communicating with representatives to thwart further taxation of the hospitality industry to finance proposed initiatives. DISCUS offers the following update and ideas for making the industry’s position known.More>>

DISCUS Article
Alcohol: Always at Risk for Taxation   August 5, 2009

At this point, numerous sources who are part of these negotiations claim that an increase in alcohol taxes is not part of any discussion. But realistically, everything is still on the table.More>>

Ignition Article
Ignition Interlock Sparks Debate   August 5, 2009

Ignition interlock continued to make headlines this week as Fox & Friends featured a debate between Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) president Laura Dean-Mooney and managing director of the American Beverage Institute (ABI) Sarah Longwell.More>>

ABI Asks: Why Would MADD Oppose Obama's Beer Summit?   August 3, 2009

The American Beverage Institute criticized Mothers Against Drunk Driving for publicly lamenting that President Obama chose to hold a “Beer Summit” in an effort to cool tensions between the gentlemen involved in the recent police incident in Cambridge.More>>

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Fight the Ignition Interlock Mandate   July 31, 2009

For those who thought it couldn’t happen, well, it looks like it’s closer to becoming reality. Ignition interlock as punishment for all drunk driving offenders could be here shortly. More>>

U.S. May Require Anti-DWI Locks on Vehicles, USA Today Reports   July 30, 2009

States and the federal government weigh mandatory use of devices requiring violators to prove their sobriety before their engines start.More>>

Bartenders: “Legalize Cachaça Now!”   July 29, 2009

Bartenders ratify Cachaça Declaration of Independence at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, LA.More>>

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