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Franchise Reform Reintroduced in MA

H.D.1319 provides for the termination of a distributor in the absence of good cause by small brewer suppliers that are 20% or less of the wholesaler’s total sales in the prior calendar year preceding any …More

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Task Force to Study MA Alcohol Laws

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg has convened an Alcohol Task Force to examine the legal and regulatory framework governing the alcoholic beverage industry and make recommendations to improve alcohol regulation.

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MI Growler Sales Expanded

Approved by the Governor, S.B. 973 amends the Michigan Liquor Control Code to expand the kinds of businesses that are legally allowed to fill beer growlers. Specifically, it would allow a person holding both a …More

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Retail Beer Delivery Addressed in New MI Law

Signed into law, a substitute bill for Senate Bill 1088 addresses issues relating to retailers using third party services via internet or mobile application to facilitate the sale and delivery of beer and wine to …More

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Coupon Expansion Sought in Missouri

H.B. 494 seeks to allow manufacturers of beer and wine to offer consumer cash rebate coupons. Currently, only manufacturers of intoxicating liquor other than beer or wine can offer such coupons. The bill specifies that …More

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Beer Tax Increase Fails in NH

Failing to pass House committee, House Bill 496 sought to increase the tax applied to each gallon of beer sold or transferred, by $0.20, from $0.30 to $0.50.

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