Proposal Floated to Increase Number of Licenses

Kudos to State Senator James Eldridge for introducing legislation designed to radically alter the manner in which liquor licenses are issued by the state, essentially doing away with the quota/cap system and replacing it with a system under which the local municipality would decide how many licenses to issue.

I’ll be writing about this issue more in the coming weeks, but suffice it to say that Mr. Eldridge’s idea is a welcome breath of fresh air into an area where growth has been stifled, where small business owners are at a competitive disadvantage, and where corruption and backroom deals have blossomed.