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NM Excise Tax Increase Proposed

Senate Bill 314 seeks to raise excise taxes on alcoholic beverages, with the rate for beer increasing from 41 cents/gallon to $3.08/gallon for breweries that produce more than fifteen thousand barrels a year.

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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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IN Bill Would Expand Brewers’ Rights

H.B. 1231 would allow a small brewer to sell the brewery’s beer for carryout at a farmers’ market; package the brewery’s beer in a building separate from the brewery; transfer beer to another brewer; employ …More

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Alcohol Law Changes Proposed in Iowa

Final recommendations from a working group spearheaded by the State Alcoholic Beverages Division and appointed by the Governor to review and suggest changes to state liquor laws has been released, simplifying the brewery permitting process …More

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