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

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Global Alcohol Police   June 28, 2010

The World Health Organization (WHO) has set its sights on your pint glass, deciding that alcohol is a critical global medical issue, and that combating alcohol abuse requires harsh new restrictions on even the most moderate of drinkers.More>>

Major Alcohol Supplier Trade Associations Oppose Wholesaler Monopoly Protection Bill (H.R. 5034)   June 23, 2010

All major alcohol supplier trade associations asked the U.S. House of Representatives not to support the wholesaler-crafted CARE Act (H.R. 5034).More>>

NABCA Voices Support for Congressional Action to Strengthen States Ability to Regulate Alcohol   June 11, 2010

The Board cited the need to protect the primary authority of the states to regulate beverage alcohol as their states' citizens deem necessary and as provided by the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution.More>>

Leading Distributors Provide Insight on Tackling the Three Tier System   June 3, 2010

A key session anchoring the 4th annual U.S. Drinks Conference will focus on the impact of consolidation in the distribution tier, including speakers representing the largest wholesaler companies in the American beverage alcohol business.More>>

Kentucky Distillers Warn Congress H.R. 5034 Could Destroy Bourbon Industry    May 24, 2010

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association is urging strong opposition to wholesaler-crafted legislation that would significantly damage Kentucky’s signature Bourbon industry.More>>

National Restaurant Association and UnitedHealthcare Create Restaurant Health Care Alliance   May 24, 2010

New alliance to provide easier access to health care coverage and related products and services to nearly 1 million restaurant owners and 13 million restaurant employees.More>>

At Issue: Ignition Interlock: Good News, Bad News   May 17, 2010

Three states recently rejected legislation requiring ignition interlocks for first-time, low-BAC drunk driving offenders: Maryland, Kentucky and Iowa.More>>

SF Sues to Shutter Suede   April 29, 2010

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit seeking a court order to permanently shut down Suede, calling it a public nuisance and citing 15 separate violence incidents since 2007.More>>

Michigan to Enact Smoking Ban May 1   April 28, 2010

Last summer, we reported on two Michigan bars voluntarily going smoke-free inside of their venues. Now, a smoking ban will become a state law for all May 1.More>>

WSWA President Urges Congress to Ignore the Hyperbole and Misinformation, Support States’ Rights and Curb Deregulation of Alcohol by Litigation   April 27, 2010

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America President Craig Wolf urged Congress to support “The Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act” (CARE Act).More>>

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