CF Study Helps Liquor Privatization Cause in Virginia

In order to drum up support for liquor store privatization in Virginia, Gov. Robert McDonnell is using the Commonwealth Foundation report Government-Run Liquor Stores to show that moving from state-run liquor stores to licensure has little impact on alcohol consumption, underage drinking, and DUI rates.

By getting out of the liquor business, the Governor expects the state to reap in $300 million to $800 million, which can be used for road repairs — something Harrisburg lawmakers should keep in mind as they consider raising fees and taxes to fix roads.

Check out Rep. Mike Turzai’s proposal to license private stores to sell wine and spirits in Pennsylvania and the support behind privatizing it.