The State Liquor Authority (SLA) regulates the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. The SLA maintains offices in New York City, Albany (which serves as the agency headquarters), and Buffalo. Towns can determine whether they want to be wet, dry or partially dry through local option elections.
Data Collection Methodology: Base information corresponds to that retained at the SLA based upon the results of local option elections in towns.
Statistical and Analytical Issues: Correlations could be made for different variables as a user of the data assesses the information.
Limitations of Data Use: The data is straightforward and indicates the facts associated with each local option election