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04.13.2023The Glass is Half Full: An Update on Governor Murphy's Proposal Regarding Liquor Law Reform In New JerseyGovernor Murphy recently held a roundtable discussion with restaurant owners and fellow government officials, where he discussed his proposal to modernize the state’s liquor license laws. The proposal was teased in Governor Murphy’s State of the State Address earlier in the year, though details of the plan were formerly unknown. We now know that Governor Murphy’s goal is to create equity in the liquor license industry by expanding the number of licenses available and lowering the costs of those licenses, allowing for local small businesses to participate in this seemingly exclusive industry and boost the economy.
01.19.2023Governor Murphy’s Call for Liquor License Law ReformOn January 10, 2023, Governor Phil Murphy delivered his State of the State Address, announcing long-awaited liquor license law reforms. Gov. Murphy named liquor law reform as a top priority and provided some insights into his reform plan. Specifically, Gov. Murphy aims to make the laws more fair by expanding availability and lowering costs.