Alcohol Policy


, The Newnan Times-Herald
Governor Kemp, General Assembly take steps to help Georgians cope with COVID-19
Marc Hyden

With coronavirus cases surging in Georgia, many are bracing for a potentially debilitating second wave, but thus far, we can at least take solace knowing that COVID-19-related deaths haven’t come…

, 291 Colorado Whiskey
Video: The New Normal for Spirits Sellers
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From 291 Colorado Whiskey:

R Street’s Jarrett Dieterle discusses the new normal of liquor license regulations.

, The Federalist Society
State Court Docket Watch: Institute For Responsible Alcohol Policy v. Oklahoma ex rel. Alcohol Beverage Laws Enforcement Comm.
C. Jarrett Dieterle

In January 2020, the Oklahoma Supreme Court upheld a challenge under the Oklahoma Constitution to a state law concerning so-called “forced sale clauses”[1] under the state’s system of…

, Niskanen Center
What the Pandemic Revealed
Shoshana Weissmann & Chelsea Boyd & Nick Zaiac & R.J. Lehmann

From Niskanen Center:

Meanwhile, responding to the crisis has necessitated a string of regulatory waivers at the federal and state levels – to allow doctors and nurses to work out of state, to…

, The Center Square
Bipartisan bill seeks to extend to-go booze services
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From The Center Square:
Jarrett Dieterle, director of commercial freedom for the R Street Institute and editor of the regulatory blog, said SB 20-213 is “still more restrictive…

Coalition Letter Urging Deferral of Alcohol Excise Taxes
Eli Lehrer

Dear Secretary Mnuchin:

We urge you to defer excise tax payments for beer, wine, and distilled spirit manufacturers and importers through the end of 2020.

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused…

In SUPPORT of HB 5811, “A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled ‘Michigan liquor control code of 1998,’”(MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303) by adding Section 537a
Alan Smith

Chairman Webber, Vice-Chair Berman, Vice Chair Chirkun and members of the House Regulatory Reform Committee:

My name is Alan Smith, and I am the Midwest director of the R Street Institute, a…

, FreedomWorks
Webinar: It’s Time to Privatize Pennsylvania’s Liquor Stores
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From FreedomWorks:

For nearly a century, all liquor sales in Pennsylvania have been 100% run by the state government. That’s led to inflated prices, poor selection, bad service, and a massive…

, USA Today
A century after Prohibition, will the coronavirus finally end it? We’ll drink to that.
C. Jarrett Dieterle

In the spring of 1920, spirits in America ran surprisingly high. Despite being in the midst of a temporary economic contraction, the forces that brought about our nation’s infamous booze ban — a…