Jenni Bergal is a veteran journalist who covers transportation, infrastructure, and cybersecurity for Stateline. She has been a reporter at Kaiser Health News, the Center for Public Integrity and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and was supervising senior editor of “Weekend Edition” at NPR. Bergal has spent much of her career doing investigative reporting. She has won numerous national awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, the National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award and the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Reporting and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. She is a co-author of the book, "City Adrift: New Orleans Before and After Katrina."
During the COVID-19 pandemic, dozens of states have allowed struggling restaurants to sell cocktails to-go, but the expansion of alcohol to-go laws has placed a burden on understaffed alcohol enforcement agencies. (Canva image)