Liquor Privatization And The Pa General Assembly

09.23.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania lawmakers return to work Monday after a nearly three-month break.  Liquor privatization will feature prominently on the "to do" list. The House took the historic step of passing a plan that would have moved the state out of the retail and wholesale liquor sales business, drawing high praise from Gov. Tom Corbett. But the Senate didn’t embrace that plan that addressed the issue the House Republicans considered their highest priority for the two-year legislative session. The Republican-controlled Senate crafted its own bill that would start to move the state out of the retail end of the liquor business and set the stage for a lease of its wholesale operations if it proved financially feasible.