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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Laws

Counterpoint: Paying the price

This issue is more complicated than just changing one law


Commentary

Bill Bishop
As a retail liquor store owner, I am against allowing grocery stores to sell wine and high-point beer for many reasons, including the start-up cost of our business and the reality that this is part of our livelihood. However, this issue is not as easy as it might appear, and there are other factors to consider.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Point: Revise outmoded liquor laws

The business community in Oklahoma City believes the time has come to review laws


Commentary

Roy Williams
The year 1907 was pretty important for our state. It was the year the territorial period ended, and Oklahoma was established as the 46th state. It was also when the state’s laws concerning the sale of alcohol were written into the Oklahoma Constitution.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Liquor bargain


Letters to the Editor

Kevin Burns
Regarding the Gazette’s Jan. 19 Commentary about Oklahoma’s liquor laws written by Bill Bishop (“Counterpoint: Paying the price”) and Roy Williams (“Point: Revise outmoded liquor laws”): Mr. Williams asserts that Oklahoma’s liquor laws deserve a fresh look.
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Booze redo


Letters to the Editor

Glenn Gore
Bill Bishop’s “Counterpoint: Paying the price” (Commentary, Jan. 19, Gazette) is so full of holes, it would not hold water in a flood. His arguments against updating Oklahoma’s medieval alcohol laws are a blatant example of wanting to protect the interests of a few, while ignoring the interests of the general population.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

OKC Chamber CEO’S chronology is incorrect


Letters to the Editor

None
Williams is simply incorrect on his chronology. He stated current Oklahoma alcohol laws date to statehood 103 years ago. Oklahoma came to statehood absolutely prohibiting possession, sale, consumption, manufacture (and I think transportation) of alcohol: complete and total prohibition.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Quality control


Letters to the Editor

Brett Grimes
The idea that Texas liquor laws have a negative impact on selection and price in that state is an outright fallacy. Most major cities in Texas have robust selections in grocery and chain stores, and have thriving niche liquor stores with items the bigger stores rarely stock.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

‘Life’ laws

Gov. Mary Fallin signed two ‘pro-life’ measures, and there may be more to come.


News

Greg Horton
On April 20, Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law two bills her office referred to as “pro-life.”
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

‘Out of compliance’

Could some of Oklahoma’s laws regulating corporate donations be at odds with federal case law?


News

Clifton Adcock
State laws restricting corporate independent campaign expenditures and requiring registration as a political action committee in Oklahoma are considered “unenforceable” in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, according to some state officials.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The next step

State and city officials mull transparency of elections in a post-Citizens United world.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma Ethics Commission has sent a recommendation to the state Legislature that it be removed from oversight of local elections and the laws governing such elections be scrapped and rewritten.
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The price of modernizing alcohol laws


Commentary

Brett Robinson
Thanks to a recent state Supreme Court decision, Oklahoma voters will decide whether to allow the 15 most populous counties to vote on allowing the sale of wine in certain grocery stores. They will vote whether to “modernize” so-called “antiquated” liquor laws so that our daily lives will be more convenient. Some claim this will be an excellent job recruitment tool, up there with high wages and on-site Botox injections.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
 
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