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Jun 08, 2015 07:36 PM

Distilled Spirits Council to Host Sixth Annual D.C. Public Policy Conference June 8-10

Over 45 large and small distilled spirits producers from around the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. June 8-10 for the sixth annual Public Policy Conference hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS).

May 26, 2015 04:17 PM

HR 2520: Distillery Innovation and Excise Tax Reform Act of 2015 Introduced

A new bipartisan bill to cut federal excise taxes on distillers of all sizes has been introduced by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) announced today.

Mar 26, 2015 09:28 PM

Distilled Spirits Industry Unites on Key Tax Legislation

Trade associations representing both large and small distillers announced today they are uniting to advocate for legislation to reduce the federal excise tax on distilled spirits.

Mar 12, 2015 06:47 PM

MN Consumers First Alliance Launches "Why Not Sundays?" Campaign in Support of Sunday Sales

MN Consumers First Alliance, a coalition supporting Sunday sales of wine, beer and spirits, launched a statewide campaign – "Why Not Sundays?" – to promote legislative passage of Sunday sales in stores in Minnesota.

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.

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