"Happy Hour" Law Stirs Mixed Emotions

Massachusetts is weighing whether its 28-year-old “happy hour” law, which bans bars and restaurants from serving discounted drinks, will give new casinos a competitive advantage with their ability to serve free booze, according to the Herald. It has caused a debate among restaurant trade groups—some of which believe discounts would level the playing field among restaurants and casinos—and others, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving, who are content with the current law. [Herald]