CEI Daily - Rest Stops, the BEER Act, and the CEI Podcast


Rest Stops


Virginia is selling naming rights to 42 rest stops.


Warren Brookes Fellow Kathryn Ciano commends the idea.


"Tacking business names onto rest stops -- 'Aflac Travel Plaza,' for instance -- would allow businesses to target a clear but diverse audience: drivers.  And not just any drivers; rest stop users are not commuters, but travelers.  Marketing to this group has long relied on radio ads and billboards; sponsored rest stops (especially with corporate partnerships!) represents a whole new approach to grabbing roadtrippers' eyeballs."


The BEER Act


Small brewers are happy about the Brewer's Employment and Excise Relief Act (BEER Act).


Policy Analyst Michelle Minton explains why.
"Currently, brewers pay $7 per barrel in excise taxes on their first 60,000 barrels and $18 per barrel between 60,000 and 2 million barrels. The act would cut the excise tax in half for the first 60,0000 barrels, reduce the taxes on the subsequent barrels, and redefine 'small brewer' from its current definition (producing under 2 million barrels per year) to a brewery making less than 6 million barrels of beer per year."



CEI Podcast


In the most recent CEI Podcast, Human Achievement Hour founder Michelle Minton talks about why she celebrates human innovation during Earth Hour. 


Listen here.