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What We’ve Done and What We’re Going To Do

What We’ve Done and What We’re Going To Do The Wisconsin Legislature has adjourned its 2021-22 legislative session. The Legislature operates on a two-year cycle, beginning in the January of odd-numbered years. The first six months are primarily dedicated to working on the biennial budget and then the focus shifts to stand- alone legislation. With…

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May is National Tavern Month

May is National Tavern Month Celebrating the social and economic impact of Wisconsin’s bars, taverns and restaurants The Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW), along with its 5,000 members, is proud to recognize May as National Tavern Month. The special Tavern Month designation has been an annual tradition since 1953 and provides an opportunity to create…

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Legislative Districts Set by State Supreme Court

Legislative Districts Set by State Supreme Court The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, adopted the redistricting maps that the Republican Legislature drew and passed late last year, but were vetoed by Governor Evers. In its ruling, the Supreme Court indicated that the maps are not only race neutral, but adhere to the least-change…

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Gov. Evers Signs AB 717 to assist Wisconsin restaurants in COVID recovery

Gov. Evers Signs AB 717 to assist Wisconsin restaurants in COVID recovery One of the bills TLW Members lobbied on at Legislative Day was AB 717 relating to state tax exemption from the Restaurant Revitalization Act. Governor Evers signed AB 717 into law yesterday, March 7, 2022! The Tavern League strongly pushed for the passage…

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Beverage Licensees Urge Congress to Provide COVID-19 Relief to Hospitality Businesses

Beverage Licensees Urge Congress to Provide COVID-19 Relief to Hospitality Businesses Nearly two years since the onset of the pandemic, many bars, taverns and independent restaurants remain underwater and are struggling to get back on their feet, pay off debt, or otherwise recover from the significant setbacks caused by the pandemic. As Congress considers legislation…

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Website How-To’s

Website How-To’s Quick video tutorials to help you make the most of your TLW membership. How to Pay an Invoice From Your TLW Profile Save time and postage by paying your membership invoices and registrations online. Here’s how. How to Mange Your Autopay and Billing for TLW An easy way to setup your ACH or…

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Lawmakers Advocate for Transparent System for Performance Music

Lawmakers Advocate for Transparent System for Performance Music As anyone who has run a tavern can attest, navigating the world of music copyright laws can be a daunting task. Music can help bring value to your business, though making sure you are complying with existing laws can be difficult. Failure to do so can bring…

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Tavern League of Wisconsin Publishes Annual SafeRide® Survey Report

Tavern League of Wisconsin Publishes Annual SafeRide® Survey Report Since 1994, the Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW) has committed to eliminating drunk driving from Wisconsin’s roadways with the operation of its SafeRide® program, which provides free rides home to patrons of TLW member establishments. The program’s success is documented in results from a recent annual…

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TLW supports the restriction of credit card swipe fees

TLW supports the restriction of credit card swipe fees The TLW is a member of a Main Street Wisconsin business coalition in support of a bill sponsored by Sen. Dan Feyen (R-Fond du Lac) and Rep. Tyler Vorpagel (R-Plymouth) to restrict swipe fees to retailers on the state tax portion of a transaction. Assembly Bill…

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Milestones and celebrations at the 2021 Fall Convention

Milestones and celebrations at the 2021 Fall Convention It was beyond wonderful to see everyone at the 2021 Fall Convention and Tradeshow in Appleton last month where we had a record 891 registrants! Check out all the photos on the TLW Facebook page, capturing special moments like Pete Madland’s retirement party, the trade show and…

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