Liquor Store Privatization

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Pa. Lawmaker Says Privatization Plan Would Limit Number Of Liquor Stores

The chairman of the state House Liquor Control Committee says the push to privatize booze sales in Pennsylvania means a delicate balance between public safety and consumer convenience in the city of Philadelphia.



Pa. Republican Has Reservations About Liquor Store Privatization

“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.


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Liquor Store Privatization Plan Lets Beer Distributors Compete To Sell Wine And Spirits

Beer distributors would be able to compete for the right to sell wine and liquor under the privatization plan unveiled last week by the state House majority leader.


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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Reports Record Earnings

With its fate as a state agency threatened like never before, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is reporting record numbers for the just-concluded fiscal year.


(A hearing on state store privatization held today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center by members of the House Democratic Policy Committee.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers, In Philadelphia, Hear Testimony On Sell-Off Of State Stores

A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers visited Philadelphia today to hear testimony on the idea of selling off Pennsylvania’s state-owned liquor stores. The move could fetch $2 billion or more, according to some estimates.