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Montana Lawmakers to End Lottery, Sell Liquor Licenses

If you want a liquor license in Montana, get read to pay up.  The state’s lawmakers are considering a proposal to sell new licenses to the high bidder.  Currently, they are issued by lottery. 

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Iowa Lawmakers Keep Ban on Importing Beer, Wine

But the law continues to allow distilled spirits to be brought into the state. By and large, the law isn’t enforced.  Police say enforcement would be too big a drain on personnel and manpower levels.

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Virginia’s Silverback Distillery Enters Penna., Blasts Va. For ‘Taking More Money from Our Bottle Sales’

“Virginia laws are holding us back,” Christine Riggleman, owner, said. “Even though Pennsylvania is a commonwealth, the laws are a lot friendlier in terms of expanding, and you can keep more of your money, where Virginia takes more money from … Continue reading

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‘Nips’ to Remain on Shelves in Maine

When the Maine legislature ignored Gov. Paul LePage and voted to add a 5-cent deposit to miniature bottles of liquor, called “nips,” LePage declared he would pull them from the shelves of state stores. But the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages … Continue reading

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