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By Special Contributor Larry Kane

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –The Pennsylvania senate is considering a bill that has already passed the house. Its purpose is to do away with the state liquor store system, but most of the debate is about the sale of beer.

It seems to be centered more on beer than liquor and wine. Marc Tanczos is a beer distributor and head of the Malt Beverage Association. He points out that the beverage distributors are already privatizing. And they fear the new bill will be damaging to their free enterprise system.

There are other points of view with the potential that the beer distributors will be offered liquor licenses.

State Representative John Lawrence of Chester County voted for the bill but expects a lot of changes in the state senate. He says the concerns of beverage distributors are unwarranted.

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