Fitzgerald revives push to create alcohol czar

Sen. Fitzgerald speaks as the Senate debates the right-to-work bill in the Senate Chambers in the State Capitol, in Madison, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. photo by Michelle Stocker
Sen. Fitzgerald speaks as the Senate debates the right-to-work bill in the Senate Chambers in the State Capitol, in Madison, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. photo by Michelle Stocker

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said he is taking another run at creating an alcohol czar, claiming enforcement of current rules by the Department of Revenue has fallen apart.
Earlier talks this session about an Office of Alcohol Beverages Enforcement faded amid opposition from various groups. An earlier version also proposed changes to the state's three-tiered system for the manufacture, distribution and sale of alcohol.
But the Juneau Republican said he's been working on the latest proposal since November, because of what he described as a general unhappiness with the enforcement of ...

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