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Michigan Excise Tax Increase Proposed

House Bill 5873 seeks to raise the per barrel excise tax rate from $6.30 to $21.70, with the additional revenue used to fund substance use disorder treatment.

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NH Three Tier Studt Commission Approved

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 197 establishes a commission to study the separation of alcoholic beverage producers, distributors, and retailers, commonly referred to as the 3-tier system.

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Sunday Sales Expanded in NY

The Governor has signed legislation which, among other provisions, expands the permissible hours that alcohol may be sold on Sundays to start at 10:00 AM rather than noon.

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Oklahoma AG Clears Way for Expanded On-Premise Sales

The Oklahoma Attorney General has clarified a provision of the previously enacted S.B. 424 in an opinion which clears the way for craft brewers to sell high-point beer for both on- and off-premises consumption.

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Department of Justice Clears ABI-SAB Merger

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it has agreed to a settlement with Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) that will permit ABI to proceed with its acquisition of SABMiller. According to DOJ, the settlement requires ABI to …More

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Excise to Double Under Alaska Proposal

Among a host of tax increases, S.B. 5002 proposes to double the excise tax on malt beverages to a rate of $2.14/gallon and the small brewer rate to seventy cents/gallon on the first sixty thousand …More

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