Liquor Lies Dropping Like Flies

State-run liquor store advocates are watching as their most commonly trumpeted arguments drop like flies in recent weeks.

In case you’ve forgotten, Joe Conti is a former lawmaker who previously co-sponsored legislation to privatize the liquor stores. He later denied working towards privatization after becoming PLCB Chairman—a previously non-existent position created for him under Gov. Ed Rendell—and is now under investigation by the Inspector General’s Office for unethically accepting gifts and favors.

The facts are clear, government in the booze business is a lose business. To learn more, check out our Policy Memo on liquor privatization facts and visit to take action.