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Former Sen. Gard to chair alcohol revision commission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Former Sen. Beverly Gard will chair the Alcohol Code Revision Commission, which has been tasked with updating the state’s alcohol laws, many of which have not been changed since the end of Prohibition.  “Bev Gard is a nationally respected former state legislator who brings a wealth of experience in public […]

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Ricker: ‘Targeted’ by legislative compromise on cold-beer sales

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers have come to a conclusion on the proposed “cold-beer sales” bill, but not everyone is relieved to see the finish line. “It looks very targeted to us when you look at all the exceptions,” said Jay Ricker, owner of Ricker’s convenience stores. House Bill 1496, authored by Ben […]

Commentary: Time to rewrite Indiana’s alcohol laws

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Commentary: Time to rewrite Indiana’s alcohol laws

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Recently Indiana lawmakers did something that was long overdue. They sat down and, for the first time in 40 years, did a major rewrite of the criminal code. It was high time. Like most things that have been around for 40 years, it’s wasn’t a bad idea to look at them […]