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

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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Texas Takes: Wish Celebrates Four Years and Server Training Changes   September 30, 2010

Wish beat the odds and is celebrating its four year anniversary. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission voted to adopt a change to the course requirements for alcohol server training. More>>

Statement from Distilled Spirits Council President Peter Cressy in Response to the University of Florida Study on Alcohol Taxes   September 24, 2010

Numerous studies, including research from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, show that alcohol abusers are the least sensitive to tax increases. More>>

Michigan State Legislature Passes Liquor Sampling Bill   September 23, 2010

The Michigan State Legislature passed a bill giving consumers the opportunity to sample liquor at distilled spirits outlets. The Distilled Spirits Council said it's a growing trend of states updating liquor laws.More>>

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Putting the “D” in MADD   September 20, 2010

The AIP’s Charity Rating Guide keeps an eye on non-profits in order to ensure they are wisely spending the money they receive. That’s why the AIP’s recent downgrading of MADD to a “D” rating is so important. More>>

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