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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.org: Taxes Among Top Issues for 112th Congress to Resolve   August 8, 2012

Restaurant.org: With Congress now taking a five-week recess, taxes are among the top issues lawmakers still need to resolve this year. More>>

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Fifth Annual Alcohol Law Sympoium Education Session Topics Announced    July 24, 2012

The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Fifth Annual Alcohol Law Symposium to be held September 9-11, 2012, at The Fairmont Dallas in Dallas, Texas, will feature educational sessions on issues currently at the forefront of alcohol law.More>>

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Restaurant.org: Thousands of NYers Sign Petition Opposing Soda Ban   July 19, 2012

Restaurant.org: More than 60,000 people have already signed a petition opposing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed "soda ban" in that city, the New Yorkers for Beverage Choices coalition says.More>>

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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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