Tag Archives: PLCB

Corbett Report Says PA Should Privatize Liquor Stores

Y’all know I have mixed opinions on this. I don’t like the state stores, personally, but I also don’t want this to be just union-busting in disguise. When it comes to the future of Pennsylvania’s wine and liquor stores, one … More after the jump

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Wine Kiosks Losing $1.1 Million for State

A bad idea from the beginning… …the audit also found that the machines never lived up to the goal of making it more convenient for customers to buy wine, nor did they deliver on the promise of making money for … More after the jump

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Lew Bryson on Abolishing the State Liquor Stores

In 1934, as Repeal loomed large after 13 years of national Prohibition, states were faced with the choice of whether to allow alcohol sales — staying dry was an option, and Mississippi stayed dry through 1966 — and if they … More after the jump

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Since 1933, LCB Has Made Liquor Expensive and Inconvenient

Our debate about the LCB and privatizing liquor stores has been awesome, so I figured I’ll add some fuel to the fire. Philly.com ran a great piece about how (and why!) the LCB was formed – expressly for the purpose … More after the jump

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College Dems Wary as Turzai Takes Shots at Liquor

College students across PA are raising their glasses in slurred anticipation of Representative Mike Turzai’s new liquor privatization scheme.  This is an exciting time for on-budget booze enthusiasts. But alas, we College Democrats are hesitant in our alcohol-fueled jubilation. We … More after the jump

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Liquor Store Privatization Hits Roadblock

The PA Senate’s top Republican says that liquor store privatization should not be a priority for the fall session, and that the Turzai plan may go too far without achieving the commonwealth’s goals. Joe Scarnati, Senate President Pro Tempore, said … More after the jump

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Abolish the State Liquor System and Advance Societal Goals

Greg wants to know what we should be fighting for in the alcohol reform bill, and offers a few ideas: Tax liquor sales so the state is making a similar amount of money. Find a way to make sure the … More after the jump

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Turzai Introduces Liquor Store Privatization Bill

Yes, they make money for the state, but they’re also a huge pain in the ass and create a bureaucracy where none needs to exist. So let’s privatize the liquor stores, keeping in mind a few points: Tax liquor sales … More after the jump

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Yes, the Price of Booze is a Political Issue

Joe Collins at PA Water Cooler makes some persuasive Hayekian points about why the government is not good at running the wine and spirits market: Are the price comparisons reported by the Patriot News valid? Maybe Pennsylvanians drink more vodka than … More after the jump

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