Video gambling equivalent of 24 new casinos

By Jake Griffin November 13, 2018 6:15 am The addition of video gambling in Illinois is now the equivalent of having more than 24 casinos. That’s according to details from the recently released “Wagering in Illinois” annual report issued by the state legislature’s Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability. The report tracks gambling revenue the state received during…

FDA Seeks Ban On Menthol Cigarettes To Fight Teen Smoking

Source: https://www.npr.org/ November 15, 2018 The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it will seek a ban on the sale of menthol-flavored cigarettes. The announcement came as the agency officially released a detailed plan to also restrict the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes. It also wants to ban flavored cigars. In a statement, FDA…

News From TTB – Offer In Compromise

Source: TTB November 16, 2018 For briefing offers in compromise of liabilities and/or violations incurred under sections 4181 and 4182 and Chapters 51 and 52 of the Internal Revenue Code and/or liabilities and/or violations incurred under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act. OFFER SUBMITTED BY (Name and address) OFFER IN COMPROMISE Elgin Beverage Co. 300 Miles…

Labor Department abandons Obama-era ’80/20 rule’

The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday rescinded prior guidance known as the “80/20 rule” that has long prohibited employers from using the subminimum wage for non-tipped side work. The department updated a 2009 opinion from then-acting wage-and-hour division administrator Alexander Passantino that sought to clarify the field operations handbook that explains the wage-and-hour regulations…

FDA FORGING AHEAD ON NICOTINE REGULATIONS

Source: Cowen November 1, 2018 THE COWEN INSIGHT Earlier today, FDA Commissioner Gottlieb announced that the agency is “committed to announcing a new action plan by mid-November” specifically to address youth use of e-cigarettes. Herein, we offer updated analysis on the impact of raising the minimum purchase age to 21 (for combustible cigarettes), as well…

Texas wants to lower legal blood alcohol limits to .05

Local police share their thoughts Source: https://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/ By John Austin Oct 31, 2018 Texas is tough on drinking and driving, but not tough enough, according to new research. A Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute national poll shows that 54 percent of Americans approve lowering the legal blood alcohol concentration – BAC – while driving…