States, Municipalities Tackle Booze-Related Regulations

Several communities loosen up the rules


How did the election affect alcohol laws? Alcohol is regulated by states, cities, counties and towns, and hundreds of them had alcohol-related measures on the ballot Nov. 6. Georgia alone had more than 100 alcohol-related items on various ballots.Tennessee voters approved six of seven alcohol-related ballot measures. Blount County, Alabama, voted to stay dry, but four counties in Arkansas and two in Texas voted to go wet.

Six cities in Ohio voted to allow alcohol to be sold on Sundays, as did LancasterYork,  Greenwood and North Augusta counties in South Carolina and Clay and Holmes counties in Florida.