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Retailers, business owners reaffirm call to repeal Florida “wall of alcohol separation”

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A coalition of Florida retailers and business owners are reaffirming “unwavering support” for the effort to repeal the state’s Prohibition-era alcohol separation law. In an announcement Friday, Floridians for Fair Business Practices (FFBP) doubled down on its support for “free market and pro-business values” while blasting opponents, who they claim are using “false arguments on competition and scare tactics in alcohol access to minors.” Florida is one of the 20 states with a separation law between liquor stores and other…

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Sheriff Chris Nocco joins call to re-examine alcohol separation laws

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Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco believes selling spirits alongside beer and wine is not an issue of minors having increased access to alcohol, but one of properly training clerks and other employees. On Thursday, Nocco joined other law enforcement officials, businesses, and organizations who have spoken out in the effort to repeal Florida’s Prohibition-era laws separating liquor and other grocery and retail sales. Floridians for Fair Business Practices (FFBP) coalition and its supporters have worked to promote the facts of…

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