Tag Archives: Occupational safety and health

• Will Jerry Brown Allow Californians to Taste Beer?

Will Jerry Brown Allow Californians to Taste Beer?

File this under: Good news that it’s happening. Bad news that it’s stuff like this wot counts as a victory for freedom in 2011. California’s state senate has voted unanimously to reclassify breweries under the same regulatory apparatus that now applies to wineries with tasting rooms. This would allow brewers to open foodless tasting rooms […]

• Washington State: Governor Suspends Wine Rules

Governor suspends rulemaking for a year; Canada may liberalize interprovincial shipping. Last month, Washington voters rejected two initiatives that would have deregulated the state’s liquor trade—including wine sales. Now, Gov. Chris Gregoire has rejected agency rulemaking across the board, via an executive order intended to create a stable environment for small businesses during tough economic […]