The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission has been charged by the Legislature to promote the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and encourage temperance in the consumption of alcoholic liquor by sound and careful control and regulation of the manufacture, distribution and sale of alcoholic liquor.
The Liquor Control Commission holds monthly hearings to address and issue penalties for liquor license holders who violate the law. Project Extra Mile monitors the monthly hearings to observe the proceedings and track violations of businesses statewide.
The Liquor Control Commission has the final say on granting permanent liquor licenses in the state. Although there are statutory and systemic challenges to ridding the state of problem businesses, recent changes in the law and a 2007 Supreme Court decision have provided hope to citizens on this front.