New Jersey on the Verge of Overhauling Outdated Liquor License Laws, Boosting Craft Brewing Industry

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is poised to make significant changes to its liquor license laws, ending a long-standing standoff between Governor Phil Murphy and top state lawmakers. The deal, if approved, will ease restrictions on craft breweries and modernize the state’s decades-old regulations. Lawmakers are set to introduce a compromise bill by Thursday, with the aim of securing approval from both houses of the state Legislature on Monday, the final day of the ongoing lame-duck legislative session. Anonymous sources familiar with the negotiations disclosed this information to NJ Advance Media. The highlight of … Read more

Overhauling Absentee Ballot Standards: Dane County Judge Rules Witness Address Requirements Invalid

City, State – In a significant development regarding the standards for a witness’ address on an absentee ballot envelope, a Dane County judge has issued two rulings that will reshape the criteria for these ballots to be counted. The judge’s decisions include dismissing the Elections Commission’s requirement for street number, street name, and municipality on the envelope. Additionally, the judge ruled that clerks cannot reject absentee ballots if witnesses fail to include certain information, such as the ZIP code or municipality. These rulings contradict a previous decision made by a Waukesha County judge in September … Read more