Tag: Prohibition
The Task Force found some serious poundage. Image via TPD.

Jim RosicaDecember 29, 2018
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4min24
State regulators are appealing an administrative law judge’s ruling that could allow retailers to sell hard liquor in their main stores, instead of in separate stores as they do now.  The Department of Business Professional Regulation (DBPR), which oversees booze sales through its Division of Alcoholic Beverages And Tobacco (ABT), on Friday filed a notice of appeal to […]

Jim RosicaDecember 1, 2018
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7min15
An administrative law judge has sent a wrecking ball through the wall that separates whiskey from Wheaties in Florida.  Judge John D.C. Newton II‘s final order, filed Friday, opens the possibility for big-box retailers to sell hard liquor in their main stores, instead of in separate stores as they do now.  The order also confirmed that Walmart “seeks to obtain, […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 25, 2018
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7min15
Target and Walmart are heading to court to get an administrative law judge to give them what Gov. Rick Scott wouldn’t: The ability to sell whiskey and Wheaties in the same store.  The big-box retailers late Monday filed an administrative challenge against the state’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages And Tobacco (ABT). At issue: The state’s obscure, 24-year-old “Restaurant Rule,” which restricts […]

Guest AuthorMarch 30, 2014

5min12
Occasionally it’s a good idea to take a look at Florida’s laws and question whether they still merit being on the books. Last year, lawmakers repealed the law requiring a 10-percent ethanol blend in gasoline. The law was inconsistent with efforts to reduce regulatory burdens to help Florida create a pro-business, job-producing environment. Lawmakers also […]

Phil AmmannMarch 9, 2015
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2min3
Floridians for Fair Business Practices (FFBP) released a new video Monday arguing two reasons Florida should repeal its “outdated” Prohibition-era liquor-purchase separation laws: convenience and common sense. “Convenience” is the second in a series of FFBP digital ads available on YouTube. Florida is one of the 20 states with a separation law between liquor stores […]


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