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

Tax Article
INDUSTRY ISSUE | Alcohol Tax Increases Recommended   May 19, 2009

Three of 13 experts recommended to a Senate Finance Committee roundtable on May 12 that taxes on alcohol be increased significantly to help fund health care.More>>

Texans’ Thirst for Modernization Overwhelms "Dry" Law   May 15, 2009

More than 80 percent of recent alcohol elections in Texas have gone “wet.”More>>

This Just In: NHTSA Nominee Withdrawn   May 13, 2009

MADD CEO Chuck Hurley has withdrawn as President Obama's top pick to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to Associated Press.More>>

Industry Issues Article
INDUSTRY ISSUES | State Drink Taxes   May 13, 2009

Washington raised the liquor excise tax, while excise tax increases also are brewing in nine states, according to the American Beverage Institute (ABI).More>>

INDUSTRY NEWS | Tax Attack!    April 29, 2009

Are you aware of a serious threat facing our industry? With the economy suffering, both state and federal governments are considering huge tax increases on alcohol products.More>>

EDITOR’S INSIGHTS: Your House is On Fire!   April 6, 2009

The “fire” here is the push toward universal ignition interlocks. If you have no idea what ignition interlock is, wake up and smell the neo-prohibitionist smoke signals.More>>

MADD Exec Tapped to Head NHTSA   April 1, 2009

President Obama has announced his choice to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): Charles Hurley, the CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).More>>

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