A lawsuit has been filed against the state for rescinding a proximity law for liquor stores. The law prohibited liquor stores from opening within a half-mile of each other. The state lifted the law last week without a public hearing. The trade group that filed the suit is alleging that it was illegal to remove the law without the public’s input or knowledge. The Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers filed the suit against the state and the Liquor Control Commission. Continue reading
Michigan would allow people to drink alcohol on so-called “pedal pubs” under bills making their way through the Legislature.
A state House panel on Tuesday approved regulating the four-wheel pedal-powered vehicles, which allow people to drink alcohol while cycling between destinations. Continue reading
Powdered alcohol may be on it’s way to being banned in Michigan. Lawmakers say it’s a health risk, and one lawmaker has introduced legislation to ban the substance. Continue reading
Governor Snyder has until the end of the year to sign a bill making the drunk snowmobiling limit the same as it is when driving a car.
The 0.08 alcohol limit would apply to anyone driving a recreational vehicle. Things like snowmobiles, boats and ORVs.
Northern Michigan police said drunk driving isn’t just a problem on the road. They said drunk snowmobiling should also be taken seriously.
They said more than a decade ago state lawmakers changed the alcohol limit from 0.10 to 0.08 for people driving cars.
However, this law did not change the limit for anyone driving ORV’s, snowmobiles or boats. Continue reading
A business that doesn’t have a liquor license, but gives away or encourages customers to bring their own alcohol, is breaking the law. Continue reading
It’s well known that smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol are each associated with health risks.
Now researchers say tobacco usage and drinking together increases the risk of cancer in the esophagus synergistically. Continue reading
A northern Michigan non profit has opened a new housing facility for individuals struggling with homelessness and alcoholism. But in an unusual twist, residents are allowed to consume as much alcohol in the home as they want.
A new report confirms what some people may have suspected; excessive alcohol consumption is a leading cause of preventable death. Continue reading
With the holidays in full swing, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving have issued new survey results reminding people just how dangerous drunk driving can be. Continue reading
This holiday season you might notice new fact sheets and posters where alcohol is sold.
The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has introduced a new section of their website aimed at curbing underage and excessive drinking. Continue reading
A northern Michigan court is one of six to be chosen to participate in a national initiative.