Fewer regs on tap for alcohol

Chris Gautz/Crains A major fight is brewing in Lansing over the way the state handles liquor licenses, as well as a variety of alcohol regulations that supporters say will make it easier on small businesses and allow the growing craft beer industry to expand in Michigan. Some of the changes included in Senate Bill 216,…

Michigan Lottery pursues online sales; retailers surprised, concerned

Michigan Lottery pursues online sales; retailers surprised, concerned By Chris Gautz By this time next year, Michigan residents will have the ability to gamble online or on their smartphones through the Michigan Lottery, despite the Legislature denying funding for the new endeavor and local retailers raising concerns. The lottery department is still determining whether players…