Wednesday, January 12, 2005

I Didn't Even Ask, and Yet I Received

by Tom Bozzo

When I was composing this post, I had been wondering how many bars there were in Madison. Today's State Journal provides some information: Madison has "about 300" active "combination" licenses (permitting the sale of beer, wine and liquor), plus another 98 licenses permitting only beer or wine sales.

Why does the issue arise, you might ask?
Madison is on the verge of running out of liquor licenses under a 1997 law that caps licenses according to a formula based on population growth.

What interest group was promoting the cap? The Temperance League?
The Tavern League of Wisconsin.
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