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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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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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Pennsylvania Legislature Giving in To ‘Ultrasound’ Pressure?

Republican House Majority Leader Mike Turzai said he doesn’t plan on scheduling a vote on Rep. Kathy Rapp’s ultrasound bill, according to the Associated Press. The legislation, if enacted, would attach several humiliating requirements to a woman’s right to get an abortion. Turzai also said “concerns about the bill in the medical community” would have...

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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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