Gov. Rick Scott vetoes ‘whiskey & Wheaties’ bill

 
Voicing concerns over job creation, Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed the so-called “whiskey & Wheaties” bill that would have removed the “wall of separation” between stores selling hard liquor and retailers selling beer, wine and other items. Currently, retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Publix cannot sell hard liquor in the same locations that they sell wine, beer and a host of other food and beverage products. They must have a separate package store entrance. And ...

FERLC: Florida Baptists need to let voices be heard on ‘whiskey and Wheaties' bill

 
A much-debated piece of legislation informally known as the “whiskey and Wheaties bill” managed to pass by small margins in the Florida House and Senate after being voted down the past four years. It is on the desk of Gov. Rick Scott awaiting his final decision. If signed into law, the bill would remove a required wall of separation between hard liquor and other items at retail outlets across Florida. The bill, formally known as SB 106, managed a ...