Posts Tagged ‘Commonwealth Foundation’

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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Corbett Wants to Sell Off State Booze Monopoly For Convenience, Schools

Corbett Wants to Sell Off State Booze Monopoly For Convenience, Schools

Gov. Corbett on liquor sales: "We shouldn't do it halfway." On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Tom Corbett and several Republican legislators held a press conference in Pittsburgh to announce a new plan to get the Pennsylvania government out of the liquor business—fully, and for good. The conference began with Lt. Gov. Cowley, who noted Wednesday’s...

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Liquor Bill Dead–For Now

Liquor Bill Dead–For Now

Don’t say you didn’t see this coming: State Rep. Mike Turzai said this morning that the liquor privatization bill is dead—for now. “It’s clear that people are supportive of privatization. it’s common sense,” Turzai said, according to this Morning Call report. “Consumers are expecting it. But to get to the sweet spot to be able...

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Obama, Casey Hold Large Leads in Pennsylvania

Obama, Casey Hold Large Leads in Pennsylvania

Last night’s Democratic loss in Wisconsin was a huge blow for liberals and public sector unions (and probably those still in denial about the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision), but finding a parallel to Pennsylvania might be a little tough. Because in most statewide elections here, the Demcorat seems to be crushing it—for now. According...

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In Which We Use the Liquor Control Board’s $100 Thousand App

In Which We Use the Liquor Control Board’s $100 Thousand App

It was recently revealed by the Pittsburgh CBS affiliate that the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board spent $100,000 of taxpayer money creating its mobile smartphone application, which was released earlier this year. That seems like a lot. We think. So we decided to try it out. Just because. The Fine Wine and Good Spirits app, as it’s called, is suitable for...

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In Midst of Cuts, PA Group Calls for Even More ‘Welfare Reform’

In Midst of Cuts, PA Group Calls for Even More ‘Welfare Reform’

Last week, Gov. Tom Corbett proposed cutting $470 million in cuts to the Dept. of Public Welfare, including $300 million from the General Assistance Program. He also proposed 20 percent in cuts to state universities and 30 percent from state-related universities. Eighty-nine thousand kids have been cut from Medicaid benefits. The cuts have drawn ire from...

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Liquor Privatization Bill Approved in Committee – But There are Problems

Liquor Privatization Bill Approved in Committee – But There are Problems

The state House Liquor Control Committee this morning approved House Bill 11, the liquor privatization bill authored by Majority Leader Mike Turzai, and it will now go to the full House for a vote. This marks the first time since 1933, when the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board was established, a “privatization” bill has made it out of committee, let alone...

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Are Million Dollar ‘Date Rape’ and Other PLCB Ad Campaigns a Conflict of Interest?

Are Million Dollar ‘Date Rape’ and Other PLCB Ad Campaigns a Conflict of Interest?

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is ending another week without pants. After several online media outlets caught onto its bizarre ad campaign featuring an image of a raped woman’s legs (and the context that surrounded it), the government liquor bureau pulled part of the online ad and spent more hours than their communications people would probably...

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Corbett Will Allow Marcellus Shale Fees, Still Technically Not Raising Taxes (Updated)

Corbett Will Allow Marcellus Shale Fees, Still Technically Not Raising Taxes (Updated)

Governor Tom Corbett has a plan, folks. After all the Librul Hysteria over fracking and the “fire water” it may or may not produce, the governor seems to be stepping back from his hard line “No taxes” pledge and today proposed an optional fee on Marcellus Shale wells. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to be the one imposing the taxes fees....

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Liquor Fights Heating Up for Fall

Liquor Fights Heating Up for Fall

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board got around their own funeral during the past legislative session, in spite of Governor Tom Corbett having promised to drop an atomic bomb of dog shit all over the PLCB during the 2010 election. That’s in part due to the PLCB’s fight and marketing campaign to show the people of Pennsylvania how they’re run less like...

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