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A Step in the Right Direction: Legislature Votes to Eliminate the Five Store Limit

With Governor Abbott’s signature, HB 1545 will eliminate the “Five Store Limit” and the “consanguinity loophole,” which U.S. Federal District Court Judge Robert Pitman found unconstitutional, and which for decades has allowed a few privileged families to play by a separate set of rules, consolidate their permits, and amass liquor store empires that now dominate the state’s retail liquor market. While HB 1545…

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