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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 […]

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Sunday alcohol sales for artisan distilleries moves forward

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana could be on the way to allowing Sunday alcohol sales at certain businesses. Legislators combined multiple alcohol bills into one during the Senate Public Policy Committee meeting Wednesday. Legislators added House Bill 1274, legalizing Sunday sales at artisan distilleries, into HB 1386, which deals with the selling of […]

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Senate passes bill allowing state fair alcohol sales

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State fairgoers would be able to purchase alcohol for the first time since 1947 under a bill passed Thursday. Senate Bill 168 would allow Indiana breweries and wineries to sell their beverages in a designated area. Those under 21 would not be allowed into the barred off section. “I […]


Inns on state owned land could sell alcohol under House bill

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Inns located on state owned land would be able to sell alcoholic beverages, under a bill passed Tuesday by the Indiana House of Representatives. House Bill 1116, authored by Rep. Tom Dermody, R- LaPorte, passed the House 91-4. The bill would allow the Department of Natural Resources to permit […]

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Alcohol sales at State Fair still on tap

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Despite heavy debate, the sale of alcohol at the state fair continues to be a possibility. People on both sides of the issue, including those on the State Fair Commission, Indiana alcohol producers, and those opposed to the change, discussed a tentative plan on how the State Fair would […]