Posts Tagged ‘beer’
‘Young’ Dems: We’ll kill liquor privatization plan

‘Young’ Dems: We’ll kill liquor privatization plan

I’ve always found it a little odd when an organization for adults calls itself the “Young” Whatevers. The latest example that’s getting their word out there: the Pennsylvania Young Democrats. This is a group dedicated to attracting 18- to 36-year-old voters to the Democratic ticket. Well, they’ve just put out a new video attacking state Republicans’...

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Port Richmond grocery store applies for beer license—yes, they can do that

Port Richmond grocery store applies for beer license—yes, they can do that

Image: Fishtown.us An orange Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board application sign appeared Wednesday on the window of the Thriftway in Port Richmond. It was then almost immediately noticed on the forum board of Fishtown.us, the users of which expressed both wonder and excitement. The short is this: The Thriftway grocery market in the “Port Richmond Village”...

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As unions protest Yuengling, who’s right about ‘Right-to-Work’?

As unions protest Yuengling, who’s right about ‘Right-to-Work’?

This weekend, workers from about 20 unions headed up to Pottsville, Pennsylvania to protest against beermaker Dick Yuengling, owner of the PA-based Yuengling Brewery, over his support of a set of laws known as ‘Right to Work.’ Yuengling, who was recently named the 371st richest person in the United States (his reported fortune: $1.4 billion), told the Pennsylvania...

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Casey supporting bill to help small breweries like Yards, PBC

Casey supporting bill to help small breweries like Yards, PBC

There’s little Democrats and Republicans can agree on these days. Sure, they both like “freedom,” they’re both just fine with drone warfare being a thing, and they’ll both probably roll over when the U.S. decides to bomb Syria. But that’s sort of been it. Until now. As it turns out, bipartisan elected members of the federal government have at least...

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Victory for smokers as another Philly “sin tax” rejected, leaving schools underfunded

Victory for smokers as another Philly “sin tax” rejected, leaving schools underfunded

Photo: Liz Spikol After a 16-0 vote in Philadelphia City Council, a plan to add a $2 per pack tax to cigarettes—which would have, in turn, tossed about $45 million to the Philly school district—failed to gain the momentum it needed when put before the state legislature. And now it’s dead. And for now, the hole remains. That bill needed to be approved by...

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Here’s how high beer prices at Philly’s stadiums could get with new tax

City Council is just about out of options for the school-funding crisis this year. There have been a horde of ideas brought up by local politicians and activists, including expanding Medicaid, privatizing the liquor system, taxing mega-nonprofits, and a mess of other options. Next up: A proposal to increase the liquor tax from 10 percent to 15 percent and add...

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Pennsylvania liquor bill not a certainty

Pennsylvania liquor bill not a certainty

The liquor issue in Pennsylvania looked like a shoe-in for Republicans this year. Until it didn’t. After years of fights in the Capitol between governmental, union, nonprofit and private groups, many believed the House passage of a GOP-favored vote to privatize the liquor industry was finally ready to sail through the full Legislature. A confusing piece of...

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New Pennsylvania Liquor Bill Goes to Full House

The Pennsylvania House’s Liquor Control Committee debated Gov. Corbett’s liquor privatization bill earlier this week in a session that went several hours, was almost postponed and eventually led to the passage of the bill by a vote of 14-10. It now goes to the full House of Representatives, and Rep. Mike Turzai, a long-time proponent of liquor privatization...

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Poll Shows People Still Opposed to Liquor Board as Corbett Logs More Face Time

It’s full speed ahead for Pennsylvania’s liquor privatization advocates. Yesterday, the conservative Commonwealth Foundation released a poll they commissioned through public opinion research group Fairbank, Maslin, Maulin, Metz and Associates — a firm, it was correctly pointed out by CF, with a majority Democrat client list — and found the same results...

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Rep. Sims on Liquor Privatization: “This is the System We’re Stuck With”

Rep. Sims on Liquor Privatization: “This is the System We’re Stuck With”

During his Tuesday budget address, Gov. Tom Corbett reiterated his proposal to privatize Pennsylvania’s liquor monopoly and funnel the cash infusion thus produced straight to the school system. “I can think of no better use for the proceeds created by getting us out of a business we should never have been in than to put those dollars toward the essential...

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