House Version of Pa. Budget to Incorporate Liquor Store Privatization In an apparent effort to light a fire under the feet of their counterparts in the state senate, a committee in the Pennsylvania House has advanced a new state budget partially funded by revenues from the sale of liquor retailing licenses.
Wine Shipments Bill Still Wrapped Up In Privatization DebateOne big reason is that Republican leaders of the GOP-controlled House said they didn’t want to deal with alcohol privatization on a piecemeal basis.
Corbett Expects Compromise On Transportation Funding BillGovernor Corbett in February proposed raising about $1.8 billion a year for roads, bridges and mass transit primarily by lifting the cap on gasoline taxes at the wholesale level.
Boisterous and Tense Moments at Pa. Liquor Store Privatization HearingThe lieutenant governor accused the ranking Democrat on the panel of impugning the character of Corbett cabinet members.
Pa. Senate Takes Up Liquor Store Privatization IssueThe man on the hot seat today is Bucks County Republican Senator Chuck McIlhinney, chairman of the Senate committee that will vet the House Liquor bill.
Pa. House Passes Liquor Store Privatization; Hurdles Loom In SenateIt is the first time a liquor privatization bill has passed either chamber of the legislature. Opponents of the measure, mostly Democrats, predicted doom and gloom if the bill becomes law.
Gov. Corbett Insists on Full Privatization of Pa. Liquor Store SystemGovernor Tom Corbett is reaffirming his commitment to full privatization of liquor sales in Pennsylvania.
2012 Year In Review: Attempt To Privatize Pa. Liquor Stores Fails - AgainThe failure of yet another attempt to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania was one of the big stories of 2012.
Pa. Legislature Wraps Up With No Action On Liquor Store PrivatizationPennsylvania lawmakers have wrapped up another two-year session without action on privatizing liquor sales. That may not bode well for supporters of the idea.
Debate On Liquor Store Privatization Bill To Resume TodayThe House Monday night began debating the proposal by Majority Leader Mike Turzai, an Allegheny County Republican, that would give Pennsylvania beer distributors right of first refusal for 1,600 retail licenses for wine and spirits sales that would be available.
Historic Vote On Pa. Liquor Store Privatization Planned This WeekThe state House majority leader is promising a historic vote this week on one of the most controversial issues of the past several decades: a proposal to have private business sell liquor in Pennsylvania.
Lawmakers Head Back To Harrisburg; Budget, Liquor Stores On AgendaA new budget is definitely on the agenda, while House action on legislation to privatize liquor sales is a possibility.