Legislators plan hearings on privatizing liquor stores
Post-Gazette on the push for privatization of state-run liquor stores.
More on State Store privatization:
- “Public Benefits of Private Liquor” news release and testimony from Reason Foundation on the financial benefits of privatizing the LCB and the unwarranted concerns over public safety.
- Commentary from Sen. Wonderling.
- Report from the Liquor Control Board on underage drinking, which concludes that Pennsylvania has similar rates of college-age drinking as the national average (most of which allows private licensees to sell alcohol), and higher rates of high school age drinking (which they attribute to a trend across states in the Northeast).
- Privatization of Liquor Stores: No Threat to Public Safety – Commonwealth Foundation study finds no greater incidence of drinking and driving from liquor store privatization.