Category Archives: Alcohol Policy

32.8% of High School Students Use Alcohol

Some 32.8% of high school students had drunk alcohol in the 30 days before they were surveyed, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, reporting on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. But only 4.8% had been drinking alcohol … Continue reading

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Union Assails Wine Privatization Bill As Penn. Gov. Signs It

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an historic bill allowing grocers, restaurants, beer distributors and others to sell up to four bottles of wine to consumers.  Until now, only Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board State Stores had been able to sell wine … Continue reading

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Penna. Legislators Send Privatization Compromise to Governor

The Pennsylvania House passed, 157-31, and sent to Gov. Tom Wolf a partial privatization bill that makes sweeping changes in the way beer and wine are sold in the state.  But legislators were calling the measure “liquor modernization” to signal … Continue reading

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Marijuana Use Tops Alcohol in Latest Monitoring the Future Survey

More students are using marijuana daily than are drinking alcohol daily, according to the “Monitoring the Future” survey. Survey results suggest that the non-medical use of the stimulant Adderall is higher for the college group than their non-college peers; and … Continue reading

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Beer Tax Reform Bill Wins Enough Co-Sponsors to ‘Assure’ Passage

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act won its 218th co-sponsor in the U.S. House of Representatives, which means it should be able to pass. The bill is supported by most of the beer industry, and Brewers Association and Beer … Continue reading

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Penna. Gov. Urges Sale of 6-Packs at Gas Stations

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf urged the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to “free the six-pack” by allowing gas stations to sell up to 192 ounces of malt or brewed beverages. “Allowing malt or brewed beverages to be sold at gas stations under … Continue reading

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