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


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Restaurant Associations Sue U.S. Department of Labor, Challenging Regulations that Exclude Kitchen Staff from Tip Pools    July 18, 2012

Restaurant industry trade associations have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on behalf of restaurants and restaurant employees who share in tips and participate in tip pools. The lawsuit was brought by the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association, the Washington...More>>

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Distilled Spirits Council Commends Missouri Governor Nixon for Vetoing “Franchise Protection” Bill   July 13, 2012

The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) today commended Missouri Governor Jay Nixon for vetoing Senate Bill 837 – legislation that would have created special, government-sanctioned protections for a small group of wholesalers. More>>

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YDR.com: Alcohol Detection System Being Developed for Vehicles   July 12, 2012

YDR.com: Researchers are working to develop a high-tech, unobtrusive alcohol detection system that could be installed in vehicles within a decade to help eliminate drunk driving.More>>

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National Restaurant Association Statement on House Vote to Repeal Health Care Law   July 12, 2012

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) released the following statement from President and CEO Dawn Sweeney upon passage of H.R. 6079, the “Repeal of Obamacare Act”:More>>

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The Health Care Ruling—Moving Beyond Shock to Preparation   July 9, 2012

Though the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week upholding most provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) may have been a surprise to some, the backlash from many business operators—inside and outside the on-premise industry—was exactly as predicted.More>>

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LSJ.com: Michigan Liquor Law Changes Don't Please All    July 4, 2012

From LSJ.com: State regulators unveiled 72 recommendations Friday intended to increase the size of Michigan’s licensed beverage industry, but not all alcoholic beverage producers liked the results.More>>

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National Restaurant Association Expresses Strong Concern About Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Law   June 28, 2012

The National Restaurant Association today expressed strong concern about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the majority of provisions within the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), including all of the employer requirements which threaten the economic health of the...More>>

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Restaurant.org: Industry Readies for Health Care Ruling, Next Steps   June 28, 2012

From the National Restaurant Association: All eyes are on the Supreme Court as justices prepare to rule Thursday on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law. The National Restaurant Association is ready to help its members understand the ruling's impact, starting with a member-exclusive...More>>

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Distillers Urge Senate to Pass Russia Trade Bill    June 27, 2012

Legislation granting permanent normal trade relations status (PNTR) to Russia was introduced in the U.S. Senate, and the Distilled Spirits Council urged speedy passage in order for U.S. distillers to gain many market access benefits of Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).More>>

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CNBC.com: NY Finds Way to Restore Tax Break to Beer Brewers   June 21, 2012

From CNBC.com:New York brewmeisters can celebrate with some Saranac beer brewed in the foothills of the Adirondacks or Brooklyn's Monster Ale now that state officials have found a way to restore a tax break for craft beer brewers.More>>



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