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As well as looming federal tax hikes, Minnesota’s microdistilleries are threatened by antiquated state regulations

Minnesota’s microdistilleries are under threat from laws designed to protect the indefensible three-tier distribution system, an obsolete bit of rent seeking legislation which exists solely to preserve the market share of liquor distributors. ...

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Regulatory burden on Nonprofits is not the main issue with evaluating equity grants

Nonprofits working with DEED on equity programs have expressed dissatisfaction with DEED`s regulatory burden. Organizations like EMERGE have faced issues with government overreach, punitive oversight and inconsistent expectations of what their grants are supposed to achieve. In 2017 legislature approved funding for Equity programs, aimed to provide workforce programs for people of color, most of which was awarded directly by legislature. The rest was distributed by DEED through a series of competitive grants. Grantees have faced the majority of regulatory burden with accountability measures. Even though accountability measures present a hurdle, especially to small nonprofits, big organizations face no issues issue with...

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