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A collection of Legislative, Regulatory & Legal news, articles and other featured content.

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Eight states have an excise tax on electronic cigarettes as of Sept. 30.

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Former company president Mark Hazelwood is one of three people found guilty after months-long trial.

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If signed into law, Sunday sales will begin immediately instead of in July.

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The Senate's version of the bill remains in committee.

Experts weigh in on the top matters likely to impact the convenience store industry.

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Commission says the $3.3-billion deal will harm competition in 76 local markets.

The President’s first year in office has been very controversial and had many highs and lows.

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ICE has been told to increase its worksite enforcement by 400 percent.

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NATO Industry Outlook examines market and legislative changes affecting the backbar.

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Not all states are embracing Tobacco 21 efforts.

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Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee met this week to discuss the company's MRTP application.

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Owners and managers have three days to provide information on employees' immigration status.


FDA may request additional data as it considers Philip Morris International's applications.

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The Align Public Strategies team discusses what’s at stake.

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Government affairs expert warns retailers to expect state action in CEO pay.

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The Align Public Strategies team weighs in on the risk vs. the reward.

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The Align Public Strategies team interviews the co-founder of Restaurant Workers of America.

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The Align Public Strategies team cautions all retailers and restaurant operators.

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Latest guidance does not address all remaining issues, according to the convenience retailing association.

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Legal buying age remains No. 1 issue in the category.

The Align Public Strategies team reveals the issues expected to impact employers most.

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Investigators take in more than 1.5 million illegal cigars in 2017.

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NACS notes the bottom line for many is the new corporate tax rate.

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Merchants file a joint amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court.

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