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2405, 2017

Press Release: Statement by Floridians for Fair Business Practices Regarding Governor Scott’s veto of Senate Bill 106

Floridians for Fair Business Practices would like to thank our coalition members and supporters, sponsors Senate President Pro Tempore Anitere Flores... Full Statement »

1705, 2017

Press Release: The Facts Behind the Fiction on Senate Bill 106

Press Release Statement by Floridians for Fair Business Practices: The Facts Behind the Fiction on Senate Bill 106 » Legislation that would allow retailers to sell spirits within their stores instead of a separate liquor box is currently sitting on Governor Scott’s desk. The bill provides an opportunity to enhance Florida’s economy and empower customer choice, among other positives, and is about instilling free market principles in an industry that has been dominated by governmental protectionism since Prohibition. Read Full Press Release »

512, 2016

Floridians for Fair Business Practices Applauds Legislators for Common Sense, Pro-Business Bill

Tallahassee, FL - Senator Anitere Flores (R-Miami) and Representative Bryan Avila (R-Hialeah) today announced the filing of a bill to repeal a Prohibition era law that restricts the ability of certain businesses to remain competitive in the modern marketplace. Read More »

3112, 2015

Editorial Commentary: Liquor Sale Wall Still Stands

The Tampa Tribune, Joe Brown, December 31, 2015 -- The other day I checked out the grand opening of a remodeled Publix in Britton Plaza in South Tampa. It looked nice and new, but the only [...]

1404, 2015

Statement from Floridians for Fair Business Practices Regarding the Unfavorable Vote on HB 107

(Tallahassee, Fla.) –Floridians for Fair Business Practices (FFBP) today released the following statement in response to the Florida House Regulatory Affairs Committee’s unfavorable vote on House Bill 107 sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota). The [...]

904, 2015

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco Weighs in on Alcohol Separation Issue

(Tallahassee, Fla.) – Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco today addressed claims that selling spirits alongside beer and wine would increase minor access to alcohol. His voice joins the many law enforcement officials, businesses, and organizations [...]

Pro-Business Coalition Thanks Legislators for Support in 2016 of Free Market Repeal

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-Coalition will not yield until antiquated law is off Florida’s books- (Tallahassee, Fla.) – During the 2016 Legislative Session, the Floridians for Fair Business Practices (FFBP) coalition promoted the top reasons why [...]

Repeal Opponent Expands Doorstep Delivery of Spirits, Removing Wall Between Consumers and Alcohol Sales

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-Pro-business coalition highlights disingenuous arguments by opposition- (Tallahassee, Fla.) – Opponents of Floridians for Fair Business Practices’ (FFBP) efforts to repeal the anti-free market alcohol separation law have cited minor access to [...]

Law Enforcement Officials and Statistics Agree, Alcohol Separation Law Repeal Not About Minor Access

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    -National surveys shed light on where minors get alcohol- (Tallahassee, Fla.)—The Floridians for Fair Business Practices (FFBP) coalition once again dispels falsehoods slung at efforts to repeal Florida’s alcohol separation [...]

Deceptive Liquor Store Claims Debunked by Facts and Data

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-Florida business coalition calls on lawmakers to stand up for the free market- (Tallahassee, Fla.) –As Florida enters the sixth week of the 2016 Legislative Session, the Floridians for Fair Business Practices [...]

Floridians for Fair Business Practices Strengthens Coalition with Addition of Whole Foods Market

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-Respected Natural and Organic Grocer Stands with Florida Businesses and Organizations in Support of Fair Competition- (Tallahassee, Fla.)— Floridians for Fair Business Practices (FFBP) today welcomed Whole Foods Market to the Florida-based [...]

It’s Groundhog Day for Florida’s Outdated Alcohol Separation Law

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(Tallahassee, Fla.)— Today marks 130 years since the first Groundhog Day. Every February 2nd since, our country has waited eagerly to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow for six more weeks [...]

Alcohol prohibition repeal kickstarter for “Whiskey and Wheaties” bill?

"So supporters are getting creative, releasing a list of silly bills across the nation that have since been repealed and arguing this too should join that list. 'It’s been nearly 100 years [...]

Anniversary of Prohibition Highlights Florida’s Outdated Alcohol Separation Law

  -Cheese and Butter in Wisconsin, Dueling in Michigan, and Other Obsolete Laws- (Tallahassee, Fla.)— Saturday, January 16, 2016, marks 97 years since the ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. [...]