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Happy Hour Amendment a Matter of Life and Death

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The New York Times covers the ongoing debate about whether to reinstate Happy Hour in Massachusetts, a practice which has been banned for 27 years. "Unquestionably, people will lose their lives if this happens" says the former governor who signed the original ban. The creators of the amendment had hoped to give restaurants and bars the same opportunities as casinos, providing "the right to give free alcoholic beverages to customers as part of promotions." The Times also cites a letter to the Globe predicting a boon for grave diggers if the amendment were to pass. Then again, cheap drinks!

· Massachusetts mulls letting bars offer Happy Hours [NYT]

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