Posts Tagged ‘Liquor Control Board’
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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Amid Legislative Failure, Corbett to Introduce Liquor Privatization

Amid Legislative Failure, Corbett to Introduce Liquor Privatization

All the way back in August 2011, a source told Philadelphia Weekly that if the Rep. Mike Turzai’s (R-Allegheny) liquor privatization bill failed, Gov. Corbett would strike at the Legislature and introduce his own legislation. Who would have thought it’d actually come to that? On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Corbett will announce his very own liquor privatization...

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DAILY GRINDER: Mitt Romney Likes Pickles and Sweet Peppers on his Wawa Meatball Hoagies

DAILY GRINDER: Mitt Romney Likes Pickles and Sweet Peppers on his Wawa Meatball Hoagies

The Mitt Romney presidential campaign rolled into the Philly suburbs this weekend, and at one point hit up a Quakertown Wawa. He said stuff presidential candidates say, then ordered a meatball hoagie with pickles and sweet peppers while discussing his potential running mate. “I am considering a number of people for my running mate and carrying out the vetting...

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What You Should Know About This Week’s Potential Liquor Vote

What You Should Know About This Week’s Potential Liquor Vote

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai has taken it upon himself to make the privatization of the state’s liquor industry his pet project. And on Friday, he promised a vote on a bill which would do just that. The vote is set to come up this week—possibly today. But like the history of this issue, from prohibition’s demise to the present, it’s...

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DAILY GRINDER: 1,400 More Laid off From School District

More than 1,400 Philadelphia school district employees are being laid off. They all belong to the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ. The layoffs will be effective Dec. 31, 2012 since SEIU workers, by contract, require a full year notice. They’re mostly bus drivers, janitors and others who keep the schools operating, and the district says...

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PLCB Ad Campaign Blames You For Your Friend’s Rape (Update: Rape Pulled From Ad)

PLCB Ad Campaign Blames You For Your Friend’s Rape (Update: Rape Pulled From Ad)

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has unleashed a new advertising campaign. It’s cool, hip, involves some interactive media and, oh right, makes “the case that if you drink too much, someone might rape your friend, and it will be your fault,” says Jezebel.com. It’s called Control Tonight. And when you’re not spending your waking Internet hours...

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Harrisburg Deal on the Way for Liquor Sales?

Harrisburg Deal on the Way for Liquor Sales?

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board may be prepared to meet its critics in and out of government halfway. A Senate appropriations hearing today confirmed as much, with proposed concessions and sales updates seemingly OK’d by the PLCB, so long as it gets to stay in existence. Though its unclear how the changes might help out the state budget. Those proposed...

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DAILY GRINDER: You Can Curse Now

Rick Santorum. His running for president wouldn’t be so nauseating were he not consistently compared to the candidate he’ll likely face in the CNN/Tea Party debate this spring: Sarah Palin. The National Journal article linked at the end of this blurb is pretty typical of late Santorum profiles. He’s asked about Sarah Palin, it’s wondered whether or not...

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Wine Kiosks Closed: The First Shot?

Wine Kiosks Closed: The First Shot?

So, the Liquor Control Board has “temporarily” closed its grocery store wine kiosks, which exist as something of a loophole in Pennsylvania weird commonwealth Quaker laws. And they’ve done so in the shadow of Tom Corbett’s administration quickly eclipsing what hope they had left of keeping liquor stores closed on Sundays, not past a certain time, and...

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