Thursday, August 3, 2017

UPDATE. Wisconsin Tavern League wants to Make America Great Again

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Reported in Tavern League: 'We'll continue to fight' bill to change Wisconsin liquor laws.  (, 8/2/2017)

But craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries have two things on their side.

1.  History

Milwaukee's corner taps drying up as bar scene shifts.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/4/2012)
Historically, Milwaukee was loaded with taverns, but there are incomplete records documenting exactly how many. More than 50 years ago, the city reported there were 2,065 taverns in the city. 
But as the 1960s wore on, the number of taverns began to drop a few dozen at a time. Scott Stenger, a spokesman for the Tavern League of Wisconsin, says bars in general are vying for leisure dollars in an increasingly competitive world. 
"There has been a shift, not just in Wisconsin, but around the country," Stenger said. "The taverns become bigger and offer things to customers that a small corner bar can't do. Competition has increased."
2.  Republicans in the state legislature
Tauchen's bill was applauded Tuesday by Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, Rep. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, and Rep. Shannon Zimmerman, R- River Falls, at an event at the Wisconsin Brewing Company in Verona.  (From the 8/2/2017 article)

Original 7/1/2017 post, starts here.

Meet Mr. Special Interest

Italicized portion reported in Alcohol regulation: A drunken killer of free enterprise or a sobering safeguard? (Greenfield West Allis Now, 6/29/2017)
Caaarazy, headline, baby!
 Resume stuff is from Rob's Wisconsin State Legislature homepage.

Among Rob's top contributors:
(3)  Jeff and Thomas Neddo, Miller Beer of the Northwoods, Inc. ($3,250)
(8)  Paul and Patricia Lucas, MillerCoors ($2,050)

Shame on you, Rob!

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