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Oct 06, 2014 06:07 PM

Governor Candidates All Agree: It’s Time for Sunday Alcohol Sales in Minnesota

St. Paul, MN – Midway through the first Minnesota gubernatorial debate of 2014, incumbent Governor Mark Dayton, Republican candidate Jeff Johnson and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet all agreed on one thing: It’s time for Sunday alcohol sales in Minnesota.

Jun 03, 2014 06:58 PM

South Carolina Final State in America to Pass Election Day Alcohol Sales

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation yesterday officially ending South Carolina’s run as the last holdout in America to enforce a pre-Prohibition ban on Election Day alcohol sales.

Jul 17, 2013 03:26 PM

Rhode Island Liquor Tasting Bill Signed Into Law

Providence, RI – Rhode Islanders can raise a toast to the repeal of an old Blue Law banning distilled spirits tastings at liquor stores, according to the Distilled Spirits Council which praised Governor Lincoln Chafee for signing legislation yesterday allowing consumer spirits tastings. The Council called the move the latest in a trend of liquor law modernizations around the country.

Jun 07, 2013 03:56 PM

Spirits Producers Slam Oregon Legislature for Hidden Alcohol Tax Hikes in Budget

SALEM, OR – The Distilled Spirits Council today slammed a legislative budget proposal in Oregon which includes a hidden alcohol tax that will have consumers paying more per bottle.

May 29, 2013 04:20 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Statement on TTB “Serving Facts” Ruling

Washington, DC — Permitting alcohol companies to voluntarily put “Serving Facts” information on labels is clearly a step forward in providing more nutrition information to consumers, and has long been supported by the distilled spirits industry.

Apr 04, 2013 08:42 PM

Kentucky Governor Signs Bill to Repeal Prohibition-era Ban on Election Day Alcohol Sales

Frankfort, K.Y. – Governor Steve Beshear today signed into law a bill repealing America’s strictest ban on Election Day alcohol sales, according to the Distilled Spirits Council, which called Kentucky’s modernization the latest in a trend of states updating antiquated liquor laws.

Nov 15, 2012 07:30 PM

Distillers Report Alcohol Tax Increase Hurt Retailer Performance in Maryland

Annapolis, MD – The poor performance of Maryland’s package stores in 2012 is a direct result of last year’s alcohol tax increase, according to the Distilled Spirits Council’s Chief Economist, who today spoke on a panel before the Maryland Economic Advisory Forum.

May 14, 2012 04:52 PM

"Birthplace of Blue Laws" Ends Prohibition-era Ban on Sunday Sales

Hartford, CT – Connecticut residents and tourists now have the opportunity to purchase alcohol on Sundays under legislation signed today by Governor Dannel Malloy repealing the statewide ban on Sunday alcohol sales, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.

Apr 04, 2012 04:58 PM

West Virginia Governor Signs Spirits Tasting Legislation

Charleston, WV – West Virginians have reason to cheer as Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed legislation on Friday allowing consumers to sample liquor at distilled spirits outlets, a move the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) called the latest in a trend of liquor law modernizations across the country.​

Mar 20, 2012 05:03 PM

Connecticut Sunday Alcohol Bill Clears Key Legislative Hurdle

HARTFORD, CT – Legislation to reform Connecticut’s outdated liquor laws, including ending the ban on Sunday alcohol sales, cleared a major legislative hurdle today as it passed the General Law Committee, according to the Distilled Spirits Council – which called the vote a win for consumers, small businesses and the State Treasury.

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