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

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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>>

Sarah Longwell Article
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>>

Registration Now Available for the Center for Alcohol Policy 2010 Legal Symposium   September 16, 2010

Some of the top legal minds in the country will gather at the Center for Alcohol Policy's Legal Symposium to explore, debate and discuss current alcohol laws and the challenges facing them.More>>

WSWA Supports “We Don’t Serve Teens” Program for a Fourth Consecutive Year   September 8, 2010

For the fourth year in a row, WSWA’s members will provide materials free of charge to retailers carrying the “We Don’t Serve Teens” message. More>>

Destructive Device   September 8, 2010

If standard on all cars, ignition interlock will hurt your business and drive us back to Prohibition.More>>

FDA Article
FDA Releases Menu Labeling Guidance   September 7, 2010

Yes, alcohol beverages fall under the umbrella of the federal nutrition labeling requirements, according to guidelines released by the FDA recently. More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
New York's Mandatory Interlock Law Kicks In   August 4, 2010

New York's ignition interlock law goes into effect on Aug. 15, but the legislators in Suffolk County are grappling with how to pay for enforcement, which will fall on the shoulder of probation departments.More>>

Leading Beverage Alcohol Legal Expert Scoffs at Activists' Claim About H.R. 5034   July 16, 2010

Leading beverage alcohol legal expert Marc Sorini sent a letter July 1 to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. John Conyers, Jr., dispelling misperceptions regarding the wholesaler-crafted bill H.R. 5034.More>>

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