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

State Hospitality Industry Under Threat of Major Alcohol Tax Hike as Small Businesses Continue Struggle to Recover   January 25, 2011

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States today blasted legislation that would increase the tax burden on alcohol by 569 to 1168 percent. More>>

Second Annual State of the Alcohol Industry Scheduled for December 14   December 8, 2010

Executives from the wine and spirits industries will speak at the second annual State of the Alcohol Industry Media Briefing to discuss how the global economy affects the U.S. beverage alcohol industry.More>>

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Trends 2011   December 8, 2010

What's coming for nightclubs and bars in 2011? We're predicting high-tech tables, retro design, house music and much more. More>>

Ignition Interlock: Get the Facts   December 8, 2010

Nearly 200 beverage executives from spirits, wine and beer marketing companies and the nation’s largest restaurant and bar operators gathered in Florida for the American Beverage Institute meeting to discuss ignition interlock. More>>

WSWA Plays Key Role in Washington State Deregulation Battle    November 3, 2010

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America applauds Washington state for the defeat of Initiative 1100—a measure that would have served to completely deregulate the state’s beverage alcohol distribution system. More>>

Legal Challenges to Alcohol Regulation, Public Health Among Topics at CAP Alcohol Law Symposium    October 27, 2010

North Carolina Attorney General and National Association of Attorneys General President Roy Cooper delivered the keynote address at the Third Annual Center for Alcohol Policy Alcohol Law Symposium.More>>

State Liquor Board Forces "Stealth Tax" on Hospitality Business, Consumers   October 25, 2010

The Distilled Spirits Council today protested the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s decision to increase its fees that will hike the price of wine and distilled spirits across the state.More>>

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USBG Bartender Health Insurance: An Inside Look    October 11, 2010

Because of the hard work of new USBG President David Nepove and Executive Board Member Lauro, USBG now offers health insurance to its members.More>>

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USBG Announces Bartender Health Insurance   October 5, 2010

The new option offers a discounted group rate on health insurance for our USBG bartender members. Plans start as low as $77 per month.More>>

CARE Act Takes a Big Step Forward    September 30, 2010

NBWA is pleased that the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing today on the CARE Act. More>>

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