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Fall Election Preview

Fall Election Preview Candidates for statewide office and legislative races have filed their nomination papers and other paperwork to gain ballot access. This election cycle will see the second highest number of legislators not seeking reelection: 32! In addition to statewide races for governor, attorney general and U.S. Senate, all state congressional seats are up…

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Here’s What’s On Tap for State Primary and Elections

Here’s What’s On Tap for State Primary and Elections Following is an initial overview of this fall’s statewide elections. The candidate filing deadline is June 1, and the primary is Aug. 9. After paperwork is filed, we will share with you a full list of the candidates running for all legislative offices. Governor Four years…

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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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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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TLW Endorses Rebecca Kleefisch for Governor

TLW Endorses Rebecca Kleefisch for Governor The Tavern League of Wisconsin is endorsing Rebecca Kleefisch’s campaign for Governor of Wisconsin. “With the countless struggles our industry has endured, Rebecca Kleefisch has the knowledge, experience, and potential to protect our businesses and put tools in place to help us all succeed,” said Tavern League President Keith…

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2022 — It’s Election Season Already

2022 — It’s Election Season Already The longer, warmer days are much needed relief after what seemed like an unusually long and cold winter. Meanwhile, the legislative session has adjourned with the focus now on the 2022 elections. The primary election is set for Aug. 9 and the general election for Nov. 8. Every 10…

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OPINION: Federalism on full display as Utah navigates drunk-driving legislation

OPINION: Federalism on full display as Utah navigates drunk-driving legislation The laboratories of democracy, a phrase popularized by Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis to describe federalism, are in full swing across the country. One policy experiment some states are considering is lowering the legal blood alcohol concentration level for driving by 40%, from 0.08%…

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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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Sales Territories by Beer Wholesalers – SB 959

Sales Territories by Beer Wholesalers – SB 959 Rep. Knodl and Sen. Stroebel have introduced SB 959 which would eliminate the requirement under current law that a brewer can only give one wholesaler exclusive distribution rights for a brand in a designated sales territory. Under current law, a beer wholesaler must enter into a written…

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TLW Suppots AB 762/SB 834 – Media Advertising Tax Credit

TLW Suppots AB 762/SB 834 – Media Advertising Tax Credit The Tavern League of Wisconsin supports this legislation authored by Senator Roger Roth and Representative Todd Novak. Assembly Bill 762 and Senate Bill 834 would provide a tax credit for businesses that purchase advertising in local media outlets. The 5-year tax credit directed at small…

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