Liquor Control Board
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.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld the right of grocery stores and supermarkets that have restaurants within them to sell beer.
The Liquor Control Board has put on hold a planned increase in fees that would have resulted in higher consumer prices for wine and spirits.
In his first capitol news conference since being elected governor, Tom Corbett indicated this week that he’s not too pleased with a planned action by the Liquor Control Board that could result in price increases for consumers.