Stigall On Republicans Targeting Philly Beer Gardens: They’re Acting Like ‘Nanny-state, Money-grubbing Democrats’
Chris Stigall criticized Republican State Senators in Pennsylvania for attempting to coerce the PA Liquor Control Board to close outdoor beer gardens that have sprung up around Philadelphia for the summer.
At a hearing on medical marijuana, the committee heard testimony from Irvin Rosenfeld, one of only a few people who get marijuana for medicinal purposes approved by the federal government.
Chris analyzes the delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate implementation, the failure of the Republican led Pennsylvania legislature to privatize liquor sales, and New Jersey Democrats attempt to override Governor Chris Christie’s gay marriage veto. He talks to Time’s Kelly Knauer, Philly Mag’s Tom McGrath and Don Adams from the Independence Hall Tea Party Association.
With less than two weeks before the legislature’s scheduled summer recess, Republican leaders in the GOP-controlled state Senate have taken the wraps off their proposal to reform liquor sales in Pennsylvania.
McIlhinney says his bill will address issues like the sale of wine and beer in grocery stores, as well as the closure of state stores.
The Senate hearings come more than a month after the House passed its version of a privatization bill.