Michigan Wants To Keep Bars Open Until 4am And Serve More Beer?

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State Lawmakers are considering a bill that would let certain bars and restaurants severe alcohol until 4 a.m.  Right now last call is at 2 a.m. The expanded hours would only apply in cities with a downtown development district. Business owners would have to pay a $10,000 a year for a special permit and meet certain security requirements.

Most of the money would go back to local police departments. Do you think this is a good idea?

Not to mention a couple of Michigan lawmakers want to make sure that each pint of beer in the state is a full 16 ounces.

The Liquor Control Act would make it an offense to “advertise or sell any glass of beer as a pint in this state unless that glass contains at least 16 ounces of beer.”

It all started after people complained about ‘cheater pints’ and other glasses and cups that were sold as pints but actually had less than 16 ounces in it.

The goal is to convince bars and restaurants to sell what they’re advertising. They say it’s a “truth in advertising” issue.

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