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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Investing in Education by Getting PA out of the Liquor Business


Investing in Education by Getting Pennsylvania out of the Liquor Business 

Yesterday, Governor Corbett unveiled his plan to invest $1 billion dollars in education by getting Pennsylvania out of the liquor business. Here are the six things you need to know:

1. Under the Governor’s plan, the entire Pennsylvania liquor retail and wholesale system will be run by private entrepreneurs.
2. Once the Governor’s plan is enacted, privatization proceeds will fund a four year, $1 billion grant program for PA schools.
3. The plan expands convenience and choice for Pennsylvanians.
4. The Governor’s plan makes it possible for the creation of a one stop retail shop where Pennsylvanians can buy wine, beer, and liquor.
5. You will be able to purchase six packs of beer and bottles of wine in the same place you purchase groceries.
6. The Governor’s plan enhances enforcement of liquor laws by significantly increasing fines for selling to minors and visibly intoxicated patrons, and proposes a 75 percent funding increase for alcohol treatment and prevention efforts.

Want to know more about the Governor’s plan?  Click here for details.

14 comments :

Anonymous said...

well I"m torn I like old school it's simple you go to the liquor store when it's open. It keeps you in line.
Now every time you go to the store you might increase your drinking because it's grab and go any time any where... So is it a good thing? I just don't know convenience is a better choice of words. Yes it would be convenience that wins my vote

Anonymous said...

I know if this happens people that are recovering from Alcoholism just might fine it hard and all the rehab is wasted. I'm scared for these people...

Anonymous said...

Right now the PLCB is self funding. It takes NO TAX DOLLARS AT ALL in order to operate, pay its employees (all 3500 of them who will lose their jobs) and pay benefits. In addition, it routinely puts well over 450 million dollars of its PROFITS into the general fund. Every year. Now, where will all of the money come from once the LCB is in the hands of private entrepreneurs? Higher taxes, taxes on clothing, taxes for all of us. That money has to come from somewhere.

Anonymous said...

There are only 18 states that run their own liquor business. I'm happy that I don't live in one anymore. It's so much more convenient to be able to buy some beer and a bottle of wine in the same place. The other big thing is the hours and holidays. Where I live most stores are open until 11pm and on Sundays and holidays. We were driving back to Pa on Thanksgiving morning and planned on picking up some wine on the way for dinner. Sadly, we realized on the way that there was absolutely nowhere to get any.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, im fat because donuts are too easy to buy...seriously?

Anonymous said...

Wish I had never heard of alcohol as it affected my life in many ways.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry but when it comes to booze,drugs,ect. you only have yourself to blame! Capitalism rules!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, didn't care before and still don't. Lets move on and solve something that is actually a problem.

Anonymous said...

all of the eployess will get work, likely selling the same thing they sell now. There are still sin taxes on alcohol. There is just no way the government should be in the business of selling alcohol.

Anonymous said...

To the poster at 2:50:00 PM EST What does that have to do with the rest of us who can control ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Beer, wine & hard liquor.
Cigs, cigars & chew.
Lotto, casinos & gambling.

Why not add drugs, prostitution & guns?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Old Corbett finally wants to do something right!This would be so much more convenient for the regular everyday normal guy to get all his booze in one place.Thank you Governor!You old silver fox you!

Anonymous said...


I don't drink,smoke or curse. Damn I left my cigarettes at the bar

Anonymous said...

heres one want to save some money get rid of the allmighty pgc or at least thin the herd