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Legislative, Regulatory & Legal

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

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The Align Public Strategies team goes to a special guest for legislative update.

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Kum & Go is among five retailers receiving a permit.

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Philip Morris International and Altria representatives will attend the Jan. 24-25 meeting.

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Illegal activity is one unintended consequence of high excise taxes.

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Agreement would expand sales to Sunday, but restrict cold beer to liquor stores.

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Agency will accept comments on new draft guidance for 60 days before moving to finalize it.

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Lawsuit challenges certain provisions of the franchise agreement.

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Municipalities eye amendments to current smoking bans.

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Some businesses argue that they actually under-charged in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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Gas stations allegedly raised prices to $3.99 or higher per gallon.

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The Align Public Strategies team shares expert legal advice.

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The latest message from "The Real Cost" campaign will hit traditional and new media.

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Plaintiff Kelly Tarrant alleged the convenience operator taxed her unsweetened coffee.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature brings state in line with several N.Y. counties.

Johnson Creek Enterprises announces it is closing on its website.

Johnson Creek urges customers to continue support of the vaping industry.


The majority of issues fall into four major buckets.

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Financial company's rules prevent retailers from offering benefits for using lower-fee cards.

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Align Public Strategies team discusses what’s shaping this type of policy.

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Cook County board members vote 15-2 to end it on Dec. 1.

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Align Public Strategies team discusses how his decision could impact employers.

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Municipalities across the country consider flavor restrictions, age limits.

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Align Public Strategies team explains why operators should pay attention.

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Letter to EPA calls for a strong final rule for 2018.

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Align Public Strategies looks at the wage picture around the country.

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