CHICAGO (WLS) -- Authorities said the owners of Columbia Liquors concocted an elaborate scheme to skip paying taxes on alcohol purchased for their Hammond, Ind., store and then sold for millions in cash to Illinois stores from a backdoor register.
The Issue: The sale of liquor in Massachusetts is governed by an 84-year-old system of state regulations, sharing jurisdiction with cities and towns. Why it matters: Liquor licenses can fuel economic growth and prosperity as restaurants open; communities seek balance with safety and health needs.
It is a bittersweet cocktail.
When he was a student at Gonzaga University, Ryan Hand and his friends routinely spent about an hour on the road to buy booze for game-day house parties.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- City of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin vetoed a liquor license for the Taco Bell Cantina on State Street.
The Madison Common Council approved the license at a meeting on December 5.
As a statewide coalition of brewers, consumers and stakeholders gear up for the effort to modernize Maryland's antiquated and dysfunctional beer laws, Comptroller Peter Franchot today launched a petition drive in support of his proposed Reform on Tap Act of 2018.
MARYLAND - Various liquor sale issues and local towns seeking more state revenue were among the issues Washington County's state lawmakers heard Tuesday at Hager Hall.
WILMINGTON, Del. — Officials in Delaware’s largest city are eyeing an ordinance expanding the hours for alcohol sales on Sundays.
The proposed ordinance would allow liquor stores to sell alcohol on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday sales currently are allowed only from noon to 4 p.m.
ALBANY — Legislation designed to boost the state’s craft beverage industry — and whose beginnings came by way of a Geneva brewer — has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-131 of Canandaigua, the bill’s co-sponsor in the Assembly, applauded Cuomo’s signing of a new tax exemption for licensed breweries, farm breweries, cider producers, farm cideries, distilleries and farm distilleries.
WASHINGTON — Compared to states, the District ranks No. 2 for the percentage of adults who consume alcohol and No. 1 for the percentage of heavy drinkers, according to Detox.net, an online resource for alcohol abuse treatment programs.
CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- The city is open for businesses to craft and serve alcohol after a City Council vote Tuesday.
Council members OK'd two measures that establish a new liquor license for brew pubs and craft brewers for which businesses can apply. Brew pub license holders will be able to “manufacture malt liquors or fermented malt beverages upon (their) licensed premises,” according to meeting documents. The license requires 15 percent of sales come from food.