Massachusetts wants to update its alcohol laws. Not all are happy.

Dan Adams from The Boston Globe reports on the looming fight over reforming Massachusetts' antiquated booze laws:

"When Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg last year announced a major push to rewrite the state’s alcohol laws, the message was clear: Our antiquated and confusing booze rules frustrate businesses and consumers.

“We’ve been building on a post-Prohibition law with little fixes here and there, but we need to do more than technical fixes after there’s been a problem,” Goldberg said at the time. “We want to try to anticipate the market, and ask, ‘What does a 21st-century alcohol law look like?’ ”

But just as the treasurer’s Alcohol Task Force begins its work in earnest this month, with a series of public hearings and a call for proposed changes, a legion of public health advocates has suddenly jumped into the debate.

Their message is also clear: Not so fast..."

Read the rest: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/05/30/pushback-change-alcohol-rules/2cckfMOR1I2EMNaJ8iR9HO/story.html