The bill giving municipalities the ability to place conditions on state liquor licenses cleared both chambers of the Legislature and was enacted as an emergency on May 30, 2019. That means it is now the law of the land, and we are right back to where we were with Rising Tide before the Council meeting that spawned the attention getting headline.
Speaking of that attention getting headline...
Imagine if instead, the headline following that April 22nd headline had read:
Council Finds Way to Allow Local Business to Keep Operating
It certainly would have been more fitting. Because, as it turns out, that's the real story here.