Liquor Control Board
A key state Senator says he believes there’s increased support for modernization initiatives as lawmakers continue to weigh the issue of privatizing liquor sales.
Chris talks to Governor Tom Corbett to get updates on selling the LCB, how to curtail rising college costs, and welfare spending. He discusses the death of Whitney Houston with Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell and also Mitt Romney’s performance at CPAC with Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe.
“I personally believe – and I’m not speaking for the LCB – I personally believe that privatization is something at this point in time that probably the citizens of the commonwealth are ready for,” Joseph “Skip” Brion said.
Chris examines the end of the PLCB’s wine kiosk program, fact checks if secretaries really pay more taxes than billionaires and talks to Phillies Play-by-Play TV Announcer Tom McCarthy about the state of the team heading into the playoffs.
Chris discusses the decision to move his speech to a joint session of Congress to 7pm next Thursday, he talks to Chris Butler about the AT&T/T-Mobile merger and CBS 3’s Beasley Reese about the Eagles last pre-season game.
Chris discusses the conflict over President Obama’s job speech. He talks to Matt Brouillette of the Commonwealth Foundation about the privatization of Pennsylvania’s liquor stores and to Governor Tom Corbett about dealing with Hurricane Irene.
Chris discusses a state audit of the PA Liquor Control Boards wine kiosks, Mitt Romney’s plan to take down Rick Perry and talks to Phillies Play-by-Play Annoucer Scott Franzke about dealing with Hurricane Irene and the series in Cincinatti against the Reds.
Chris analyzes the crash in the stock market with Financial Analyst Chris Butler and Fox Business Host Gerri Willis. He talks to Daily News Reporter William Bender about the progress in the effort to legalize liquor sales in Pennsylvania and reviews Mayor Michael Nutters attempts to eliminate flash mob riots in the city.
Chris discusses liberals in the media turning away from President Obama. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece about Mike Patterson and Hunter Pence and former Chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Jonathan Newman, about privatizing the state stores.
Chris discusses a scandal that my be brewing for Congressman Chaka Fattah, the controversy surrounding “Truck Nuts” and former New Jersey Governor John Corzine being a possible replacement for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.
“We’ve got to move into the 21st century and you’ve got to modernize,” Majority Leader Mike Turzai says. “And we’re trying to do the best we can, in our proposal, in balancing competing interests.”
“I don’t care if it’s the liquor business or selling my own business – before you sell a business, you get the best bottom line you can. And I’m not so sure that we in Pennsylvania have yet got the best bottom line out of our liquor system that we can,” Joe Scarnati said.
The push to privatize Pennsylvania liquor sales will be in the spotlight this week when the much-anticipated legislative proposal is expected to be unveiled. But when the legislature returns in the fall, the fate of state stores will share the stage with several other major issues.
Chris reacts to the latest school budget news and implementation of the soda tax. He talks to Phillies Manager Charlies Manuel about the weekend series in Pittsburgh and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum about his announcement to run for President.
The rollout of those Pennsylvania supermarket wine kiosks has hit a speed bump.