Comptroller accuses beer corp of corrupting reps, students

Popular News

Salisbury man sentenced on drug, firearm charges

SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars on charges stemming...

MD: Sterling found guilty of first-degree attempted murder

SALISBURY, Md. – In Wicomico County, Gregory Sterling, who attacked a man with a machete back in...

Indian River School District seeks out Hispanic voters

SELBYVILLE, Del. – School officials at the Indian River School District are desperately looking...

Comptroller accuses beer corp of corrupting reps, students

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Natural Light is nearly as ubiquitous as water around colleges, but its recent promotion targeting a Maryland college town has drawn the ire of the state's comptroller.

WUSA-TV reports Peter Franchot called for an investigation, asserting large brewing companies have corrupted Maryland legislators with questionable contributions and favors.

Referencing the 77-packs of Natural Light available briefly and only in College Park, Franchot said "big brewers like Budweiser who are selling 77 cans of beer for 39 cents each to college kids" don't like craft brewers. Anheuser-Busch owns Natural Light.

Franchot also said the stunt promoted binge drinking among young people.

Maryland's comptroller is responsible for taxing and regulating alcohol. Earlier this year, a legislative panel rejected Franchot's proposal to lift limits on craft brewers.
Anheuser-Busch didn't respond to comment requests.

Source: AP

 

 

 


Recommends

Salisbury man sentenced on drug, firearm charges

SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars on charges stemming from an incident that happened earlier this year.

MD: Sterling found guilty of first-degree attempted murder

SALISBURY, Md. – In Wicomico County, Gregory Sterling, who attacked a man with a machete back in 2016 has been found guilty of attempted murder in the first degree.

Events

CONCERT CALENDAR

Here is a quick look at the upcoming shows.