The state’s liquor license laws will be reformed and modernized to be more affordable, equitable and accessible, thanks to a new coalition of mayors from across New Jersey.

Speaking at the New Jersey Conference of Mayors‘ 58th Annual Spring Conference on Thursday in Atlantic City, Gov. Phil Murphy announced 90 charter members who represent urban, suburban and rural towns are tasked with reforming the current liquor license laws.

Murphy first announced his goal of reforming New Jersey’s liquor license laws during his State of the State address in January, citing the exorbitant costs — sometime as high as seven figures — and the lack of availability created by outdated population caps, all of which hinder small, diverse and mom-and-pop establishments from flourishing. Read more from ROI-NJ.