Texas Could Be Doing Away with a Non-Competitive Liquor Store Law

On Monday, April 10, the Texas Senate voted to eliminate a package liquor store law that for years has, according to the advocacy group Texans for Consumer Freedom and many proponents of free market competition, “provided a loophole granting some families the ability to own an unlimited number of liquor stores, while restricting others to…

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Texas Senate Votes to Eliminate Anti-Competitive Liquor Law Passage of SB 750 Demonstrates Overwhelming Opposition to Discriminatory Five-Store Limit

AUSTIN – On Monday, April 10, 2017 the Texas Senate overwhelmingly voted to eliminate a discriminatory, anti-competitive provision of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code that for generations has provided a loophole granting some families the ability to own an unlimited number of liquor stores, while restricting others to a maximum of five. “By voting to…

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Senator Kelly Hancock and Representative Jason Isaac Stand Up for Free Markets and Fair Competition SB 2209, HB 4233 Eliminate Anti-Competitive TABC Laws & Level the Playing Field for the Retail Sale of Spirits

AUSTIN – On Friday, March 10, 2017, Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) and Representative Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) filed SB 2209 and HB 4233 to eliminate two anti-competitive provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code on behalf of Texas consumers. Texans for Consumer Freedom (TCF), a consumer education and advocacy organization supporting the elimination…

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Exploiting Discriminatory Loophole, Twin Liquors Boasts Addition to Massive Liquor Store Cartel Despite Five-Store Limit, Jabour Family Opens 81st Store

AUSTIN – On Friday, February 17, 2017, Twin Liquors, the state’s second largest liquor store chain opened its 81st Texas store by exploiting a discriminatory loophole in the law for the 76th time. Although David Jabour, President of Twin Liquors, attributes the success of the chain to a “dedication to the customer,” the company’s expansion…

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Rep. Phil King Takes a Stand for Free Markets and Fair Competition Files HB-1872 to Eliminate Loophole Favoring Some Family Businesses Over Others

AUSTIN –On Tuesday, February 14, State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) filed HB-1872 to eliminate an anti-competitive, outdated provision of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code (TABC) that for generations has unfairly granted some families the ability to own an unlimited number of liquor stores, while restricting others to a maximum of five. “Texans for Consumer Freedom…

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Birdwell Bill Will Level the Playing Field for Private Liquor Store Ownership SB 750 Eliminates Discriminatory Loophole that Favors Some Families Over Others

AUSTIN – On Monday, February 6, Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) filed SB 750 to eliminate an 82-year-old, anti-competitive provision of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code that for generations has unfairly granted some families the ability to own an unlimited number of liquor stores while restricting others to a maximum of five. Travis Thomas,…

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Private and Public Retailers Stand Behind Eliminating Anti-Competitive TABC Laws Texas Retailers Association Promotes Passage of SB 609 and HB 1225

AUSTIN – The Texas Retailers Association (TRA), an organization representing every segment of the retail industry throughout Texas, has joined Texans for Consumer Freedom (TCF) in supporting legislation that would eliminate anti-competitive provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. TRA joins alongside Kroger, Walmart, the Texas Association of Business, the Texas Consumer Association, Americans for…

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Costco Wholesale Joins Effort to Eliminate Anti-Competitive Liquor Laws

AUSTIN – Costco Wholesale Corporation, a membership warehouse club with twenty-five stores and over seven thousand employees in Texas, has joined Texans for Consumer Freedom (TCF) in supporting legislation that would eliminate anti-competitive provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code.  Costco joins TCF alongside Kroger, Walmart, the Texas Association of Business, the Texas Consumer Association,…

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Young Conservatives of Texas Supports Efforts to Eliminate Anti-Competitive TABC Laws Conservative Organization Calls for Leveling the Playing Field for Texas Retailers

AUSTIN – The Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT), a non-partisan youth organization committed to promoting conservative values in Texas, has joined Texans for Consumer Freedom (TCF) in its call to eliminate anti-competitive provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code.  YCT joins TCF alongside Costco, Kroger, Walmart, Brookshire Grocery Company, the Texas Association of Business, the…

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Texas Young Republican Federation Joins Efforts to Eliminate Anti-Competitive TABC Laws 25 Texas Chapters Call on Legislature to Defend Free Markets and Fair Competition

AUSTIN – The Texas Young Republican Federation (TYRF), an official auxiliary of the Republican Party of Texas focused on Republicans ages 18 to 40, has joined Texans for Consumer Freedom (TCF) in its call to eliminate anti-competitive provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code.  TYRF joins TCF alongside a growing coalition of supporters that includes…

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