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May 21, 2020

“We are grateful the administration is acting proactively to support U.S. businesses as they work to recover from the devastating impacts caused by COVID-19,” said Chris Swonger, DISCUS president and CEO. “We look forward to working with the administration to identify and eliminate unnecessary, burdensome regulations to help the hospitality industry, which will reboot the […]

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May 19, 2020

Statement by Distilled Spirits Council Vice President of State Government Relations David Wojnar “We are thankful Governor Wolf recognizes the need for additional assistance for the hospitality industry during COVID-19 and approved cocktails to-go. This measure will be a valuable economic lifeline that will help Pennsylvania businesses struggling with financial hardships during this pandemic. Unfortunately, […]

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May 19, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont issued a new executive order last night expressly permitting mixed drinks for takeout and delivery, following a letter sent by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) citing confusion in the marketplace and requesting clarification on the matter. “The opportunity for restaurants and bars to sell cocktails to-go is a valuable economic lifeline […]

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May 16, 2020

Statement by Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Vice President of State Government Relations Jay Hibbard   “We are grateful Governor Murphy recognizes the severe impact COVID-19 has had on the hospitality industry, which will last well beyond the end of this pandemic. By allowing cocktails to-go to continue, the governor has extended a […]

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May 15, 2020

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) sent a letter yesterday to Governor Ned Lamont requesting clarification on whether cocktails to-go are included in Executive Order 7G, which permits restaurant licensees to sell distilled spirits, beer and wine to-go in sealed containers. In the letter, the Council asked Governor Lamont to issue a guidance […]

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May 14, 2020

Distilled Spirits Council Applauds Legislature’s Support of the Hospitality/Spirits Industries Today, the New Jersey General Assembly and Senate approved two identical measures to allow restaurants, bars and taverns to continue selling cocktails to-go six months after the expiration of the governor’s executive order declaring a public health emergency in the state. Additionally, the bills included a tax […]

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