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TLW Supports AB 587/SB 572 – Reducing Swipe Fees

TLW Supports AB 587/SB 572 – Reducing Swipe Fees The Tavern League of Wisconsin supports Assembly Bill 587 and Senate Bill 572, authored by Representative Tyler Vorpagel and Senator Dan Feyen. Assembly Bill 587 and Senate Bill 572 would eliminate the imposition of credit card swipe fees on the tax portion of a sales transaction.…

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TLW Opposes Craft Retail Outlet Legislation

TLW Opposes Craft Retail Outlet Legislation The Tavern League of Wisconsin opposes legislation that has been drafted that will allow craft brewers, wineries and distillers to open full-service retail outlets. Under the proposal, these producers would be allowed to open and operate up to three retail outlets per each permit they own, depending on the…

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TLW Supports Restaurant Revitalization Grants – AB 717/SB 690

TLW Supports Restaurant Revitalization Grants – AB 717/SB 690 The Tavern League of Wisconsin supports Assembly Bill 717 and Senate Bill 690, authored by Senator Roger Roth and Representative Robert Wittke. Assembly Bill 717 and Senate Bill 690 create a tax exemption for income received in the form of a grant from the Restaurant Revitalization…

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TLW Supports AB 364 – Retailer Purchases of Beer from Class A

TLW Supports AB 364 – Retailer Purchases of Beer from Class A The Tavern League of Wisconsin supports Assembly Bill 364 authored by Representative Dan Knodl. Assembly Bill 364 was introduced to assist retailers who are having a difficult time receiving product from wholesalers. Under the bill, a retailer who purchases 15 cases of beer…

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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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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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Dane County issues new mask mandate

Dane County issues new mask mandate Public Health Madison/Dane County has just issued a new indoor mask mandate, for all individuals age 2 and over. The order takes effect Thursday, August 19, and will remain in effect through September 16. Businesses are required to develop and implement a written policy and procedure that ensures employees…

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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is announcing the closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Through the American Rescue Plan Act, the SBA launched the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. SBA…

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Income tax cut in the works

Income tax cut in the works Wisconsin tax revenues outpaced projections by $4.4 billion in the last quarter of 2021. This unprecedented good news helped to frame the state budget when the Joint Committee on Finance approved the two year spending proposal with a $3.4 billion tax cut. Under the proposal, income taxes would be…

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Provision would eliminate local personal property tax

Provision would eliminate local personal property tax Republicans on the Joint Committee on Finance included a provision in the state budget to eliminate the local personal property tax. State Representative Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) had introduced legislation this year to provide tax relief to main street businesses with the repeal of this onerous local tax. The…

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