Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
Some teens are turning to the grocery store to get drunk, buying cooking wine.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board said Monday it enjoyed record profits in the last fiscal year, a time when special interests were spending millions to advance or derail efforts to privatize liquor and wines sales after 80 years of state control.
The 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.
It 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.
During state House budget hearings, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board chairman Skip Brion said he doesn’t like his agency being “vilified” in the debate over privatizing liquor sales.
Chris is excited about Governor Corbett’s renewed interest in privatizing Pennsylvania’s state owned liquor stores. He breaks down the latest in the FBI investigation of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, and tracks down one of Adolph Hitler’s toilets. He talks to Matt Brouillette from the Commonwealth Foundation, and Matt Boyle from Breitbart.com.
Chris details the President’s call for comprehensive immigration reform, Al Gore’s defense against selling Current TV to Al-Jazeera, the allegations that New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez travelled to the Dominican Republic to visit prostituties and Governor Corbett’s latest effort to privatize the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
This week, “What’s Cooking” gets you ready for the holidays with an upscale wine and spirits store on South Street, holiday shopping hints, and an elegant holiday tea at an elegant center city locale.
Chris examines the sentence given to Jerry Sandusky and discusses the ruling with CBS 3′s Ben Simmoneau. He discusses the Obama campaign’s obsession with Big Bird and the details that were finally revealed regarding the consulate attack in Libya. He also talks to author Christopher Horner about his book, The Liberal War on Transparency and to Victor Fiorillo of the Philly Post.
Chris reviews video of a police officer striking a woman at the Puerto Rican Day Parade and discusses it with CBS 3′s Walt Hunter. He also talks to Matt Brouillette from the Commonwealth Foundation and Ann Coulter.
Chris discusses Mitt Romney’s hastily inclusion of Marco Rubio in the Vice-Presidential Sweepstakes. He talks to Kevin Cirilli about the Jerry Sandusky Trial and Tom McGrath about corruption of the PA Liquor Control Board, Phillies Play-by-Play Announcer Scott Franzke about the Phillies ending their losing streak last night, and to Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of Freedom Works, about his new book, Hostile Takeover
The Pennsylvania House majority leader now says efforts to pass legislation that would privatize the sale of wine and liquor in the Commonwealth is on hold until at least the fall.
Chris recaps Mitt Romney’s visit to a WaWa in Quakertown and the President being interrupted during a speech over the weekend. He talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup about coordinating events for presidential candidates and to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about being swept by the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Chris discusses Mitt Romney’s chances of winning Pennsylvania and Philadelphia leading the nation in bed bug infestation. He talks to Jay Wiederhold, of the Pennsylvania Beer Alliance, and State Representative Mike Turzai about the efforts to privatize liquor and beer sales, to Kevin Williams about a special showing of his film, Fear of a Black Republican, and to Kevin Cirilli, of the Philly Post, who is covering the Jerry Sandusky Trial.
Chris reviews the Phillies big extra inning win yesterday and the interesting choices that some local news rooms are making during sweeps week. He talks to Buzz Bissinger about his book Father’s Day, CBS 3′s Ben Simoneau about the PA LCB wasting tax payer dollars and to the Philly Post’s Tom McGrath about Jay-Z’s Labor Day concert on the Parkway.