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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: 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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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>>

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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>>

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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>>



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