Read More This variable measures whether states ban or regulate “happy hours.”
 
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Rankings - Happy Hour

1. Arkansas 1. California 1. Colorado 1. Florida 1. Georgia 1. Hawaii 1. Idaho 1. Iowa 1. Kentucky 1. Maryland 1. Minnesota 1. Mississippi 1. Missouri 1. Montana 1. Nevada 1. New Hampshire 1. North Dakota
1. Oregon 1. South Dakota 1. West Virginia 1. Wisconsin 1. Wyoming 23. Alabama 23. Alaska 23. Arizona 23. Connecticut 23. Delaware 23. Illinois 23. Indiana 23. Kansas 23. Louisiana 23. Maine 23. Massachusetts 23. Michigan
23. Nebraska 23. New Jersey 23. New Mexico 23. New York 23. North Carolina 23. Ohio 23. Oklahoma 23. Pennsylvania 23. Rhode Island 23. South Carolina 23. Tennessee 23. Texas 23. Utah 23. Vermont 23. Virginia 23. Washington

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William P. Ruger

William P. Ruger is an assistant professor in the political science department at Texas State University. He has been an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University since 2008.

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Jason Sorens

Jason Sorens is an assistant professor in the political science department at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He has been an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University since 2008.