Alcoholic Beverage Control

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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Theresa Opeka reports for Carolina Journal Online on Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s response to controversy over recently publicized comments. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why ongoing COVID-related school closings were a mistake. John Trump’s CJ Opinion says a recent hearing highlighted the mess created by N.C. alcohol…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on lawmakers sending a school anti-indoctrination bill to Gov. Roy Cooper. John Trump’s CJ Opinion highlights a distiller who’s interested in nurturing communities. Mark Herring’s CJ Opinion laments free-speech “bullies.”…
    Mitch Kokai, September 2, 2021
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    Expand Our Freedoms to Imbibe

    This morning the North Carolina Senate Committee on Commerce and Insurance will hear a bill that would expand some freedoms for the otherwise shackled, state-run, and happy hour-less, liquor industry. Rep. Tim Moffitt, R-Henderson, first introduced the ABC Omnibus bill, House Bill 890, in May of this year. This…
    Paige Terryberry, September 1, 2021
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    Bourbon in Your Mailbox

    Jarrett Dieterle writes at National Review Online about the nation’s convoluted alcohol restrictions. Americans can be forgiven for being confused. In many places, you can now get a margarita delivered to your door from the local Mexican restaurant; the brewery down the street can drop off a growler;…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on challenges for North Carolina’s private liquor business. Joshua Peters’ CJ Opinion laments the rise of the “woke zealot” and anti-truth.
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2021
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    Sample Some of NC’s House Blend of Alcohol Restrictions

    It's not just that North Carolina has a bewildering maze of an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) system. As the brief points out, the state has its own unique set of restrictions limiting its own homegrown alcohol businesses.
    Jon Sanders, May 24, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online about an omnibus bill targeting state alcohol regulations. A new CJ Opinion article explains how Democratic senators chose their political party over the Senate’s constitutional role in two recent cases. Jon Sanders’ CJ Opinion highlights the latest example of North…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a recent meeting that exposed basic problems with North Carolina’s alcohol regulations. Bob Luebke’s CJ Opinion touts the value of learning-loss education savings accounts. Brian Balfour’s CJ Opinion asks whether identity politics is a distraction.
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2021