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Oregon Privatization Clears Hurdle

In a bid to privatize Oregon’s liquor sales, Oregonians for Competition (a group that includes grocers, retailers and consumers) has gained approval to collect signatures for ballot Initiative 71, which would end state sales of …More

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Virginia Sales Tax Exemption Bill Becomes Law

Signed into law, House Bill 859 provides sales and use tax exemption for machinery, tools, equipment and materials used by licensed brewers in the production of beer and materials such as labels and boxes for …More

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Kentucky Alcohol Reform Legislation Becomes Law

Among a host of provisions, Senate Bill 11 seeks to increase the annual production limit for microbreweries from 25,000 barrels to 50,000 barrels and would authorize microbreweries to sell their products by the drink or …More

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Beer Tax Increase Passes in Louisiana

In an effort to close a significant budget shortfall, the Governor and legislature worked together to pass multiple tax increases, including on alcohol. The barrel rate for beer increased from the current $10.00 to $12.50.

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OK Branch Bill Gains Initial House Approval

Gaining approval from the House Rules Committee, Senate Joint Resolution 68, among other provisions, would prohibit any common ownership between the manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing tiers. The bill stipulates that a brewery may, following adoption …More

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Maine Sampling Bill Becomes Law

Becoming law without the Governor’s signature, Senate Bill 562 authorizes any person licensed as a manufacturer of malt liquor or wine to give a retail licensee samples of malt liquor and wine.

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