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Cuomo wants to reform NY alcohol laws before end of legislative session

Robert Harding | robert.harding@lee.net Updated 10 min ago Auburn Public Citizen Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have a lot of favorite four-letter words, but the two he wanted to talk about Wednesday were “beer” and “jobs.” Cuomo is calling on the state Legislature to act on a measure that would reform the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.…
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Cuomo proposes modernized alcohol laws

Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks about the growing craft beverage industry in this state. Video by Will Cleveland Video by Will Cleveland  Will Cleveland, @WillCleveland13 7:33 p.m. EDT May 18, 2016 Democrat & Chronicle  Gov. Andrew Cuomo called himself a “Rochestafarian.” Citing the name of Three Heads Brewing’s hoppy Scotch ale, most of the crowd, which included representatives…
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Governor Cuomo Advances Legislation to Reform ABC law for First Time in More than 80 Years – Sunday Morning Sales for Bars & Restaurants at Top of List

New Legislation Would Overhaul New York’s Blue Laws, Consolidate Licensing and Ease Regulatory Requirements for Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries and Cideries Governor Cuomo Cuts Ribbon at Three Heads Brewing in Rochester, the Region’s Newest Craft Beer Destination Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he is advancing legislation to modernize New York’s 80-year-old Alcoholic Beverage…
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ABL Weekly – May 13, 2016

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Saratoga Springs bars invest in new weapon against underage drinking

http://wnyt.com/news/saratoga-bars-use-new-scanning-computers-to-find-fake-id/4128510/
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Take Action to Support the Brunch Bill

One of the recommendations of the Working Group is to allow bars and restaurants to serve alcohol on Sunday morning between 8:00 AM – noon. With the New York Giants playing in London next season, Leicester City poised to make history in the Barclay’s Premier League and the end of the legislative session in sight,…
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Alcoholic Beverage Control Reform Working Group Issues Recommendations

Governor Cuomo announced the final report and recommendations of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Working Group – a diverse group of alcoholic beverage industry experts assembled to review ways to modernize and simplify New York’s 80-year old Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Following the third Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit, Governor Cuomo called for the…
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Industry Joins Together to Support “No Excuses” Campaign

Just in time for prom and graduation season, the New York State Liquor Authority and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) have teamed up to launch a state-wide campaign to curb underage drinking in New York. The campaign is supported by Responsibility.org member companies, the New York State Liquor Stores Association, the Empire State…
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May is Tavern Month…Let's Celebrate!

Since 1953, Tavern Month has served as an opportunity to support local hospitality businesses, promote the responsible service and enjoyment of beverage alcohol, and educate everyone about the economic engine formed by the tens of thousands of on-premise beverage licensees throughout the United States. For hundreds of years, taverns have worked in their communities –…
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Pulling Back the Curtain on Music Licensing Issues

“Pulling Back the Curtain on Music Licensing Issues”
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News Release: May is Tavern Month – Let's Celebrate!

May is Tavern Month…Let’s Celebrate! Raise a glass to the places that sustain America’s rich tradition of hospitality   BETHESDA, MD – April 29, 2016 – America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers are encouraging their customers, colleagues and communities to join them this May in celebration of National Tavern Month.  Since 1953, Tavern Month has served as…
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Time to fix liquor laws

By TU Editorial Board on April 20, 2016 at 3:12 AM  Eighty-three years after Prohibition ended, New York alcoholic beverage control laws remains stuck in time, often reflecting 1930s sensibilities. Lingering Blue Laws are one example. Government used to back up the religious notion of Sunday being a day of worship or rest by requiring businesses to…
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