Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Question of the day

What do you think should be the Legislature's top issue this upcoming session?

15 comments:

armylife4me said...

Pay raise for teachers, pay raise for law enforcement and of course veterans care and benefits for our wounded warriors.

bloggerman said...

picking a new speaker.

Jennifer said...

The budget and what to do with it. But that is the theme every year...

SoMissTV said...

Voter ID, Budget, sheriff's radar.

Butch said...

Fixing our ridiculous and antiquated 6% alcohol cap on beer. Seriously.

Butch

msbrew said...

I agree with Butch. Some of my favorite beers are illegal to sell in Mississippi (but perfectly legal in nearly every other state).

drunkoffliberation said...

I'm 3rding the fixing of our discriminatory laws regarding malt beverages.

Nick said...

+4 on the beer laws.

tobie said...

legalizing home brewed beer

usmittymc said...

Raising 6% ABV cap on beer and less stringent regulation on brewpubs and breweries. The increase will put us in line with 47 of the other 50 states and open up an entire "cottage" industry (microbreweries and brewpubs). I suggest that everyone do some research and look at the positive economic impact that similar legislation passed in NC in 2005 has had on that state.

Mississippi's craftbrew aficinados and homebrewers spend hundreds of thousands of dollars annually out-of-state in order to get the products that are complex and sophisticated, just like fine wine. And are enjoyed responsibly, just like they have been for nearly a thousand years.

Kevin

Forcedtoretirelegaleagle said...

All these new folks popping out of the woodwork could be our future legislators. Heh!

KevinS said...

Agree with Butch and the like. I have spent countless money on beer in other states...3 hours to Memphis...6 hours to Atlanta...4 hours to Little Rock...3 hours to New Orleans...4 hours to Pensacola...etc...probably about $1500 or so in the last year ($250 just at Thanksgiving)

I would much rather be spending that money here in Mississippi. Why does MS have to lead the nation in almost every category...we're the fattest, poorest, most illiterate, and have one of the worst alcohol laws.

Check out www.meba.ms and get all the information you want...I can speak for most of us posting since Butch...WE NEED THIS CHANGED

LucasBM said...

I agree with Butch, remove the 6% law

Also making Mississippi's homebrewing law resemble the federal law, that was passed in 1978.

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idl3mind said...

agreed, the beer cap should be lifted.