March 29, 2016, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement calling on the Missouri legislature to pass Senate Bill 919 which advances economic liberty and free market principles in Missouri:
“Senator Schmitt’s SB 919 empowers local retailers to increase their choices about refrigerated shelf space and offer broader beer product choices to their customers to meet demand.
“Should this measure pass, Missouri would be joining sixteen other states by passing a modest reform to this post-Prohibition era restriction that has outlived its usefulness, including in Colorado and Wisconsin which continue to enjoy thriving craft beer industry as a result.
“Americans for Limited Government commends Missouri legislative leaders for fighting for the freedom of small businesses in Missouri to make their own decisions based upon the needs of their local markets. It is through thousands of these individual business decisions that consumer demand is met, and small businesses thrive or not based upon how well they meet the wishes of the communities they serve.
“The Missouri House of Representatives is urged to move forward with this simple, common sense measure. As a national organization dedicated to reducing the size and scope of government at all levels, Americans for Limited Government proudly urges the House of Representatives to pass SB 919, allowing local retailers a greater freedom of choice on shelf space and opening up their retail markets to small craft beer producers seeking to gain market share.”
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