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Governor Evers announces $420 million in small business grants

April 25, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers has announced that the state will award up to $420 million to small businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic through the new Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant program, a collaboration between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Department of Revenue (DOR). The effort, funded by the American Rescue Plan…

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Federal and State Assistance for Small Business is On the Way

April 25, 2021

Passage of the American Rescue Plan included the $28 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund which will help thousands of small businesses across the country survive the devastating economic impact to the hospitality industry caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Small Business Administration is currently finalizing details for the application process and we will let you know…

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ABL welcomes passage of COVID-19 package

January 21, 2021

After months of protracted debate, Congress finally delivered some – emphasis on “some” – aid to local bars and taverns struggling to keep their doors open ten months into the coronavirus pandemic with the passage of a long-overdue COVID-19 relief package at the end of December 2020. This is welcome news for Tavern League of…

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American Beverage Institute (ABI) as “one of the biggest opponents of .05 legislation”

October 24, 2018

A Utah Jazz fan drinks a beer while watching a game at Legend Sports Grill in Salt Lake City last year. A new Utah law, which goes into effect Dec. 30, lowers the DUI blood alcohol threshold in the state from .08 to .05, a move that has been praised by traffic safety advocates and…

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MADD against WI bill lowering drinking age

November 9, 2017

Wisconsin lawmakers are circulating a bill that would lower the drinking age in Wisconsin to 19. Mothers Against Drunk Driving quickly responded to the bill with strong opposition. “We don’t support anything that has any kind of acceptable loss of life, ” Doug Scoles, Regional Director for MADD told NBC15 over the phone. MADD says…

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SafeRide Advertising Bill – Contact your Legislators

February 9, 2017
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Recent Wins

Led the effort to permit the sale of cocktails to-go from taverns, restaurants and supper clubs.

Past Wins

The Tavern League of Wisconsin responded to the concerns members had in obtaining operator licenses for employees who were licensed in another municipality by lobbying for a change in state law. Under the new law( 125.17(2) ) a municipality must issue a provisional(60 days)operators license to a person with a valid bartenders license from another municipality and who has paid the proper fee. This important change not only benefits the employee but also the employer.

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