Alcohol Justice eNews: February 25, 2015
February 25, 2015

Bills to Slide Back Federal Beer Taxes

Beer Money

Two competing bills to cut excise taxes for beer producers are currently under consideration by Congress. If either is enacted, millions in tax revenue will be lost.


NYC Campaign to Free Public Transit from Alcohol Ads

NYC Subway Alcohol Ad

A new campaign to ban alcohol ads on public transit in New York City, Building Alcohol-Ad Free Transit (BAAFT), has signed on a bevy of supporting partners.


State Bills Would Allow Local Bars to Extend Sales Hours

Conflict of Interest Graphic

States including Massachusetts, Michigan, and Nebraska have introduced legislation that would allow bar hours to be extended, ranging from several hours more to 24 hours a day.


State Bans on Powdered Alcohol Advance

Aliso Viejo Residents

Since 2014, legislators in several states have proposed or passed bills to prohibit sale and/or possession of powdered and/or crystalline alcohol, citing health and safety concerns.


In the Doghouse

A-B InBev's New Youth-Friendly Alcopop

Mixx Tail Alcopop

Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B InBev) is targeting youth once again with fruity, soda-like alcopops, trying to cash in on the popularity of the Bud Light brand among underage drinkers.


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