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for Popular Government Vol. 35 Issue 3, Nov 1968
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A drought in 1968 caused officials in the Piedmont to reevaluate water resources, management, and legal precedents for distribution. The author reviews both legislative measures pertaining to water supplies and the organizations responsible in overseeing and enacting these laws from the early 1950s through 1968. This evolution of policy lead to the 1967 General Assembly decision to combine departments in to the Department of Water and Air Resources, an entity entrusted to ensure both the quantity and quality of water distribution.
Regulation of alcohol by the state varied between malt beverages/unfortified wines and liquor but both systems garnered revenue. Taxation of malt beverages and unfortified wines applied only to private individuals purchasing and maintaining permits for production. Liquor could not be produced by private citizens but was state controlled with counties and cities opening and operating stores.