New Virginia Governor Pushing Liquor Store Privatization

Reason TV has a new video on liquor store privatization in Virginia, which highlights the benefits for consumers, and notes that states that privatize both save money and increase tax and license revenue.

Of course Pennsylvania has even tighter controls than Virginia, where the state stores monopoly applies only to hard liquor. And as our recent policy brief highlights, there is little social impact from privatization – there is little difference between license states and control states on variables like underage drinking or drunk driving.