State Store Privatization

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill That Would Privatize Pa. Liquor Sales

Privatization is a top priority for leaders of the Republican-controlled House. The question now is, how might the liquor veto affect budget negotiations?

07/02/2015

(Deb Beck, president of the Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania, testifies before a state senate committee.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. State Senators Examine Social Effects of Liquor Sale Privatization

The Senate hearings come more than a month after the House passed its version of a privatization bill.

04/30/2013

(A Pennsylvania liquor store, in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Pa. Liquor Store Privatization Is Dead For Time Being

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.

06/19/2012

(Pa. Rep. Mike Turzai.  Photos by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmaker Proposes Auction For Privatized Liquor Store Licenses

House majority leader Mike Turzai proposes auctioning off a total of 1,250 licenses for retail stores -– essentially doubling the number of outlets –- with two categories of licenses, based on store size.

07/13/2011