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


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The Chronicle Journal: The Take on Tipping   June 13, 2012

The Chronicle Journal: ONTARIO’S MPPs opened the restaurant tips menu Monday and they might need the drinks list to get through it. Talk about a grey zone! There are few rules in the game of tipping because the law has little to say about it. More>>

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King5.com: Board Votes Down Seattle's Late Bar Hours    May 31, 2012

From King5.com: Washington's Liquor Control Board voted 2-1 Wednesday against allowing Seattle to permit bars to serve alcohol past 2:00 a.m. Board Chair Sharon Foster and board member Ruthann Kurose voted against the city's proposal. The only supporting vote came from board member Chris Marr, a...More>>

Donna Hood Crecca Article
Threat Alert: Junk Science, Taxes & More   October 25, 2011

Alcohol has its enemies, some residing in the U.S. government and using taxpayer dollars and junk science to further restrict the sale of a legal product. More>>

Donna Hood Crecca Article
Sticking Up for the Industry   October 3, 2011

The battle over alcohol policy is now being fought in the arena of public opinion by American Beverage Institute and other drinks industry groups. Can it be won?More>>

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State Alcohol Regulation and More Focus of Fourth Annual Center for Alcohol Policy Law Symposium   September 20, 2011

The Fourth Annual Center for Alcohol Policy Alcohol Law Symposium concluded after two days filled with experts, scholars and insiders who shared experiences, opinions and insights into today’s alcohol policy issues. More>>

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National Restaurant Association Commends Hatch, Boustany, Tiberi and Barrow for Standing Up for America’s Restaurants    September 15, 2011

The National Restaurant Association applauded Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Congressmen Charles Boustany (R-La.), Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and John Barrow (D-Ga.) for standing up for America’s restaurants.More>>

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Interlocks in Play   September 12, 2011

At the American Beverage Institute (ABI) annual conference in Florida, hot topics included ignition-interlock legislation and the use of federal funding for in-vehicle alcohol detectors. More>>

Sarah Longwell Article
Your Drink Business at Risk   September 6, 2011

The American Beverage Institute urges operators to get involved as anti-alcohol groups work to prohibit the sale and enjoyment of alcohol in bars and restaurants. More>>

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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Urges State Legislators to Reject Privatization of the State's Wine and Spirits Shops   July 14, 2011

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder urged members of the State Legislature to reject State Representative Mike Turzai's legislation to privatize wine and spirits sales.More>>

Electric Daisy Carnival Article
Around the Scene: July 7, 2011   July 7, 2011

Jay-Z plans 40/40 Club in London, Insomniac's Electric Daisy Carnival is a success, "Jersey Shore" cast blamed for B.E.D.'s closing. Meanwhile, Rhode Island extends nightclub hours and Ohio passes a bill to allow concealed weapons in clubs. More>>



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