Liquor Wall

Gov. Scott Vetoes Bill To Tear Down 'Liquor Wall'

May 25, 2017

Pointing to concerns about preserving small-business jobs, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday vetoed a heavily debated and lobbied measure that supporters said would repeal a relic of the nation's emergence from Prohibition.

 

This week could mark the beginning of the end for a long-running restriction on liquor sales.  Florida Governor Rick Scott has until Wednesday to take action on a measure allowing stores to sell groceries and liquor under the same roof.

Bill To Allow Liquor Behind Store Counters Passes

Mar 23, 2017

A bill to allow stores to sell alcohol behind a counter instead of in a separate building moved forward Wednesday. 

Senate To Consider ‘Liquor Wall’ Appeal

Mar 20, 2017

A controversial measure that would allow liquor to be sold in grocery and retail stores is expected to go before the full Senate on Tuesday.