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Liquored Up: Michigan Government Should Exit Its Liquor Wholesale Business

Michigan Liquor Control Commission. As wholesaler, … wholesaler for all hard liquor (or “spirits”) sold … Michigan is one of 18 states … a so-called “liquor control” state, and eliminate …

Open Letter to the Liquor Control Commission

Abandon rules allowing industry price collusion

Dear Commissioners: By now you … lawsuit against the Michigan Liquor Control Commission over illegal …

Small Business Owners Say Liquor Commission Gave Bad Advice, Then Punished Them

Alcohol needs less and better control

… Center heard from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission which says …

Michigan Needs Different Tack on Alcohol Control

… state-run wholesale liquor monopolies. Comparing … however, shows that Michigan’s current alcohol-control … intentions behind alcohol-control policies — principal … market would put a liquor store on every corner. The …

Liquor Panel Formalized

… state’s Liquor Control Commission and Michigan Liquor … of its new 21-member Liquor Control Advisory Rules Committee. … The Michigan Department of Licensing …

Million-Dollar Beer Babies

… Rick Snyder convened a commission to review Michigan’s alcohol control code and recommend changes. … Another rule prohibits liquor stores from being located … robbed banks. In Michigan, the “bank” is the state …

State Liquor Commission Should End Rules that Hike Prices

An open letter to the Regulatory Reform Committee

… to examine why the Michigan Liquor Control Commission continues …

Million-Dollar Beer Babies

… Rick Snyder convened a commission to review Michigan’s alcohol control code and recommend changes. … Another rule prohibits liquor stores from being located … robbed banks. In Michigan, the “bank” is the state …

State Agency Wants $1,500 for a No-Cost Electronic File

State liquor commission charged for copying paper files not wanted

… LaFaive visited the Michigan Liquor Control Commission's Lansing …

Editorial Cites Mackinac Center Research

Comprehensive reform of liquor control laws needed

… mark-up on spirituous liquor compared to neighboring … Legislature to change Michigan’s alcohol control policies. In particular, … Initiative, showing that Michigan’s regulatory regime …

Hand Wringing Over Liquor Reforms

… possibility of reforming the Michigan Liquor Control Code and its related … (Michigan) have plenty of liquor licenses and plenty …

Mackinac Center Gets FOIA Charges Reduced from $1,550 to $50

Michigan Liquor Control Commission waives fees for virtual copies

… victory in persuading the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to release …

Unnecessary State Rule Enriches Crony Capitalists

… changes to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission; a “hold” … does not happen in Michigan’s beer and wine markets, …

Center Experts in Detroit News

… regulatory reforms Michigan should take to make …

Read All About It

… to the state Liquor Control Commission and the law itself … Rick Snyder of a new liquor advisory committee has … Ms. Dixon’s words, “Michigan beer and wine distributors …

Liquor Store Owners Think It’s Great For State To Ban Nearby Competition

Free-market think tank expert testifies to committee that it’s not great at all

… the Michigan Liquor Control Commission rescinded the restriction … prohibition on one liquor store being located … The state of Michigan is believed to have …

Repeal Post and Hold Alcohol Rules

Beer and wine wholesalers gain, consumers lose

… Initiative, to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.) Thank …

Maryland Brewer Tweaks Michigan's Alcohol Regulators

Free speech advocates had a dog in this fight

… 2015 case against the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to make a …

Prohibition Era Rules Prevent Michigan Bars From Having Glasses or Napkins With Logos

Bar owner: 'There isn't a rational reason except to inhibit business growth in the state'

… fact, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission has a rule … beer distributors in Michigan and the price includes …

Letter in Freep is Spurious, Misleading

… and a Michigan Liquor Control Commission rule that encourages … “ Rethink state’s liquor distribution system ,” … ask “any number of Michigan breweries” to learn …

More Competition Among Liquor Stores on the Way – For Now

Judge upholds ruling that gets rid of arbitrary ‘half-mile rule’

… the state’s Liquor Control Commission has imposed a “half-mile … ruling has held that Michigan liquor stores aren’t exempt …

Eight Ideas for Reforming Alcohol Control in Michigan

Michigan Liquor Control Commission over a fine involving … Snyder’s 21-member Liquor Control Advisory Rules Committee. … recommend improvements to Michigan’s system of alcohol …

Moderate Steps for Brewers, Industry Freedom

No reason for Legislature not to do more

… protected by current liquor control regulations.” Senate … based on demand. If Michigan businesses are limited, … openers, stir rods, liquor drink menus, patio umbrellas …

State Pours Interference on Liquor Business

… government, via the Liquor Control Commission, slaps its own price … state buys all the liquor, or “spirits,” distributed in Michigan. Our government, via …

Liquored Up: Michigan Government Should Exit Its Liquor Wholesale Business

Michigan Liquor Control Commission. As wholesaler, … wholesaler for all hard liquor (or “spirits”) sold … Michigan is one of 18 states … a so-called “liquor control” state and eliminate …

200-Proof Readings to Accompany Ken Burns’ ‘Prohibition’

… called “ The Michigan Liquor Control Commission and the Three-Tier … nearly 80 years ago, Michigan still suffers a hangover …

Political Free Speech, Cocaine Sentencing, Add Details to Liquor Control Law

September 22, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

… essentially convert a Liquor Control Commission rule into state law. Who … license” mandate on liquor industry: Passed 106 … House To revise Michigan campaign finance law …

Liquor Privatization: Pouring a 200-Proof Opportunity Down the Drain

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (LCC) has …

Alcohol (Monopoly) Addiction

… Michael LaFaive on Michigan’s three-tier liquor distribution system …

Center Analyst Cited in Detroit Free Press

… state can revamp its liquor laws to benefit consumers. … Recommendations for changing Michigan’s alcohol control policies would exempt …

Time to Uncork Beer and Wine Reforms?

Office of Regulatory Reinvention seeks input

… granted permission to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to open a …

Legislators Worried About Beer Logos

Why are these illegal?

… or eliminating the Liquor Control Commission , ending the distributor … Michigan has the strongest … flexibility. Since alcohol control rules do not positively …

Consumers Don’t Need a Law to Limit Competition

Get rid of the ‘half mile’ rule for selling alcohol

… is that the Liquor Control Commission is repealing this … regulation — it prevents liquor stores from operating … for the University of Michigan, titled “ Urban-Rural …

Make a Toast to Privatization

Repeal Michigan's Protectionist Liquor Law

… the Michigan Liquor Control Commission does make an enforcement … through a state-licensed liquor authority. The … 29 states including Michigan still prosecute a kind …

Alcohol Reform on Tap

But lawmakers must be bolder to eliminate monopolies, price fixing

… on the price of hard liquor and beer while calling … committee. Parts of the Michigan Liquor Control Code read as … the issue of alcohol control and reform and have …

State 'Post and Hold' Rules Economically Unsound

Legal action may be necessary

Michigan Liquor Control Commission protect insiders, … parts of the state liquor code read as if it were … surprise that we find Michigan’s alcohol control regime problematic, …

March 18, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

Detroit school bailout, extra liquor license for big stores, digital assets

… same state oversight commission created to oversee … 4895 , Let larger liquor retailers operate secondary … “No” SOURCE: MichiganVotes.org, a free, non-partisan … trustee or executor control of digital assets: Passed 106 …

Oddball State Agency Micromanages Liquor Retailing

… however, but by a Michigan government agency — the Liquor Control Commission, empowered …

Commentary: Michigan Liquor Control Code Too Controlling

… state Liquor Control Commission itself. The LCC was … business. A new state “Liquor Control Advisory Rules Committee” … of August. Also, the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers …

Alcohol Control Reform and Public Health and Safety

Michigan regulates the sale of beer, wine and “spirituous” (hard) liquor through state statute and rules promulgated by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. As part of this system, state government intervenes in the spirituous liquor market as a monopoly wholesaler, a role it has filled since the end of Prohibition. The state also mandates that most suppliers of beer and wine grant exclusive sales territories to a select group of wholesalers. These and other restrictions artificially raise prices and reduce the availability of alcohol to Michigan’s consumers.

Last year, a state Liquor Control Advisory Rules Committee was charged with developing alcohol control reform proposals. Some critics, however, have cautioned that the state’s present alcohol laws are necessary to protect public health. This Policy Brief examines the health and safety effects of alcohol regulations like Michigan’s.

Audit Points to Liquor Problems

… with if the Liquor Control Commission established written … financial management of the liquor distribution process, … months of 1998. Michigan Privatization Report …

Mackinac Gets FOIA Fees Lowered in Liquor Commission Lawsuit

… behest against the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. The commission

Commentary: Recommendations for Gov. Snyder’s Liquor Control Advisory Rules Committee

Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s well-intentioned … Snyder’s 21-member Liquor Control Advisory Rules … recommendations for reform of Michigan’s alcohol control system to Gov. Rick …

State Produces Useful Privatization Overview

… that the LCC (Liquor Control Commission) did not leave the … Efforts to Privatize Liquor Distribution and Warehousing, … nonpartisan department of Michigan's state government tasked …

Commentary: Rethink Michigan's Liquor Distribution System

… of the Federal Trade Commission and Joshua Wright … 2011. The State of Michigan maintains a so-called three-tier liquor distribution system … also: Commentary: Michigan Liquor Control Code Too Controlling Beer …

Five Questions for New Liquor Advisory Committee

… to the five-person Michigan Liquor Control Commission, and the …

Commentary: State Pours Interference on Liquor Business

… government, via the Liquor Control Commission, slaps its own price … system, the state of Michigan buys all the liquor, or “spirits,” distributed …

Beer Glut: The Overregulation of Alcohol in Michigan

Michigan Liquor Control Commission. A Holland resident … local beer, wine and liquor industries have to navigate … all over the place, Michigan is home to a diverse … distribution and imposes price controls on sellers. Many of …

Commentary: Five Questions for New Liquor Advisory Committee

… to the five-person Michigan Liquor Control Commission, and the …

Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act

True freedom, information, and action?

… 2015 to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. The commission’s … a modernization of Michigan's FOIA Act — long overdue …

New 2011 Legislators 88 Percent Political Careerists

… members, nine county commissioners, six township … to sinecures like a Liquor Control Commission appointment … those who preside over Michigan's government establishment …

Privatization to the Rescue!

MPR1996-01 : Winter 1996

Privatization comes to the rescue in feature articles on private security, emergency medical services, and emergency vehicle maintenance. Other features include a discussion of municipal golf courses; a summary of privatization efforts around Michigan; interviews with Phil Arthurhultz of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission and Robert Poole of the Reason Foundation; and MPR's first book review which checks out Revolution at the Roots by Bill Eggers and John O'Leary.

Commentary: Liquor Distribution Monopolies Rob Consumers, Taxpayers and Job Providers

… The Michigan Liquor Control Commission and the Three-Tier … regulatory regime on hard liquor generates prices that … distribution monopolies that Michigan has granted to a handful …

MichiganVotes.org June 3 Weekly Roll Call Report

… earmarked to the Liquor Control Commission, which oversees the … 331 , Repeal certain liquor tax, passed 38 to 0 … Every week, MichiganVotes.org sends a report …

Prohibition-Era Law Is Example of Nanny State at Its Worst

… the Michigan Liquor Control Commission does make an enforcement … through a state-licensed liquor authority. The … 29 states including Michigan still prosecute a kind …

Grapes of Wrath (Short Version)

… States Federal Trade Commission which concluded that … bills dealing with liquor regulation. The … January/February issue of Michigan Capitol Confidential.) A … fears, organized crime's control of alcohol distribution …

Michigan Governed by 'Political Careerists'

… position on a government commission. Three are lobbyists … Snyder to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission Bruce … candidate. Five were appointed to Michigan executive branch positions …

Beer Glut: The Overregulation of Alcohol in Michigan

Event examines how and why state should reduce alcohol regulation

… member of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. All three … Almost every town in Michigan now has a craft brewery, …

An Open Letter to New Lawmakers

Liquor Control Commission's role in the distribution … End state-mandated liquor price controls. In 1997 … Since 1992, Michigan has privatized or attempted …

Commentary: Washington Offers Lessons for Michigan Alcohol Law Reform

Michigan Liquor Control Commission — Andrew J. Deloney . … into your local wine, liquor or beer shop and finding … Washington’s lead. Michigan, however, with its long … truly transition from a control state to a free market …

CapCon Cited in Muskegon Chronicle

… holders reported to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission in the wake … drops in sales that liquor license holders reported …

MEGA Competition: Brewer’s Tax Credit Distorts Competition

… the Liquor Control Commission and the federal Alcohol … compliance with an 81-page liquor control code plus rules and … Kid Rock beer. The Michigan Economic Development …

State Turns in Mixed Record So Far

Michigan Liquor Control Commission, maintains that the … privatization of Michigan's liquor distribution. State … Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan in 1995. Critics predicted … operation back under public control by having the state's …

Law Would Make Bringing Large Amount of Alcohol into Michigan a Felony

Bills pushed by wholesalers to ‘keep a higher profit for themselves’

… maintains a Liquor Control Commission that publishes and … the state without a liquor distributor’s license. Michigan … stock your bar. The Michigan House passed a set of … is one of 18 “liquor control” states where the government …

The Bills of September - Bills

House Bills 5285 to 5493; Senate Bills 786 to 882

… bill. http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=100453 House … passage. http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=100454   House … 5289. http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=100455   House … passage. http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=100456   House …

State’s Alcohol Reform Ideas are Diamonds in a Very Big Rough

Michigan Liquor Control Commission. Key Recommendations   Exempt … 74,000-word Michigan Liquor Control Code and its related … The Michigan “Office of Regulatory …

Breaking Up is Hard to Do for Michigan Brewers

… also: Video: The Michigan Liquor Control Commission and the Three-Tier …

A Request For Lower Beer And Wine Prices

Mackinac Center asks for rule change that would lower prices for consumers

… said. At the Michigan Liquor Control Commission's semi-annual … than it should because Michigan has anti-competitive …

Time to Kill the Michigan Alcohol Monopoly

… Sunset Advisory Commission said the alcohol … shipping ban, retail liquor shops in Michigan, all … June 2011 issue of the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers … lose their monopoly control over the beer and wine …

Brewers Should Be Careful What They Wish For

… same time the Michigan Liquor Control Commission was working … slew of bills, the Michigan Senate is moving slightly …

Introduction

Michigan Liquor Control Commission. [†] The MLCC … alcohol traffic in Michigan through a 74,000-word law, the Michigan Liquor Control Code of 1998, [*] …

Detroit News Highlights Mackinac FOIA Fee Case

FOIA laws in need of reform

… lawsuit against the Michigan Liquor Control Commission disputes …

Convoluted Distribution Laws Hurt Local Craft Brewers

… overseen by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. In the video … Prohibition-era laws in Michigan that created a "three-tier" …

Michigan’s Government-Mandated Beer Contracts: Harder to Escape Than Marriage?

… exceptions, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission will not … wreckage that has been the Michigan economy, there is an …

Executive Summary

… the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. As part of this … “spirituous” (hard) liquor through state statute … Michigan regulates the sale of …

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST June 8, 2004

… 108610110113980.xml Commission on Charter Schools … on cigarettes and liquor would alleviate a $50 … summit Central Michigan University cancels charter Census … prefer a district controlled by a traditional, …

Endnotes

… of the Federal Trade Commission, “Possible Anticompetitive … 1   John C. Taylor, “Michigan Liquor Distribution Systems: … Reinvention Creates Liquor Control Advisory Rules Committee …

Let Them Fill Growlers

Mackinac Center testimony on beer freedom

… it. As former Liquor Control Commission Jim Storey has noted, … “expand the types of liquor license holders allowed … The Michigan Legislature is considering …

Commentary: Direct Alcohol Shipping To Minors Is Not a Public Safety Problem

Michigan Liquor Control Commission allows a winery to … suggestions from the Liquor Control Advisory Rules Committee … contracts. However, Michigan craft beer fans might …

Beer and Wine Wholesalers Deliver Themselves Regulatory Privileges

… Brewers Video: The Michigan Liquor Control Commission and the Three-Tier … advisory committee on liquor control designed to review … legislation was supported by the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers …

MDC Programs to be Eliminated

… Description: The Michigan Council for Arts and … Audiences of Michigan Arab … Foundation of Michigan Center … Michigan Veterans Foundation …

Be Careful What They Wish For: Brewers Government Restrictions

… example, a Michigan Liquor Control Commission rule from … slew of bills, the Michigan Legislature is moving …

School District Thwarts Transparency With Unnecessary Costs

… involving the state Liquor Control Commission. The commission … most recent example. Michigan Capitol Confidential …

Spring, Suing and Celebrating

… lawsuit with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. The MLCC … to be optimistic. In Michigan, there’s a wonderful …

Government ‘Authorities’ Run Amok

… slots on the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s board. … just concluded 96th Michigan Legislature was momentous, …

VIII. Miscellaneous Recommendations

… the Michigan Liquor Control Commission does make an enforcement … a state-licensed liquor authority. The … laws. In 1998, the Michigan Legislature became a …

Grapes of Wrath

New law protects government-mandated “wholesaler monopoly”

… States Federal Trade Commission which concluded that … bills dealing with liquor regulation. The … 2009 print edition of Michigan Capitol Confidential. … crime from gaining control of alcohol distribution," …

Smoked Out: Group Says Ban Leads to Continued Drop in Bar, Tavern Business

Nonlobbying businesses harmed the most

… the Michigan Liquor Control Commission website. PPPRM is … Michigan with on-premise liquor licenses fell off severely … business health of Michigan bars and taverns that …

District shortfalls spark employee insurance debate

Conflict erupts over benefits, classroom spending

… a $292,000 study commissioned by the state Senate … taxes, tobacco taxes, liquor taxes, real estate transfer … In some of Michigan’s largest cities — … instructional activities; controlling spending and getting …

88 Percent of New 2011 Legislators 'Political Careerists'

… members, nine county commissioners, six township … to sinecures like a Liquor Control Commission appointment … those who preside over Michigan's government establishment …

All “MichiganVotes.org Weekly Roll Call Report” Votes for 2011

… elimination of road commissions: Passed 63 to 41 … here .   Feb. 17, 2012 MichiganVotes.org Weekly Roll … that a county road commission can be eliminated … 2:28 PM MichiganVotes.org sends a weekly …