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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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Long-awaited liquor bill amendments mostly met with disappointment

Long-awaited liquor bill amendments mostly met with disappointment

As promised, Sen. Charles McIlhinney unveiled his amendments to Senate Bill 100, the liquor privatization bill, on Tuesday afternoon. As expected, no one seems too happy about it. McIlhinney (R-Bucks) had been a Republican hold-out on the legislation, which would change Pennsylvania’s liquor selling system from a state retail- and wholesale-run operation to…something...

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Union hits Corbett on liquor privatization; says will ‘destroy business’

Governor Tom Corbett says he wants the state Senate to give him a liquor privatization bill by June 30th. And until that time, the union representing liquor store workers, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1776, will be airing television and radio commercials calling an end to the state monopoly a “reckless scheme” that will “raise our...

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Gov. Corbett Tweets About Liquor A Lot — But Can It Save His Career?

Gov. Corbett Tweets About Liquor A Lot — But Can It Save His Career?

As Governor Tom Corbett’s approval ratings continue circling the drain, and Democrats circle their wagons around his job, there seems to be only one issue that anyone believes can save the dude’s 2014 chances: Liquor privatization. It’s his most popular issue with a majority of the state. Polls have consistently shown a large majority of Pennsylvanians...

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House Votes to Privatize Liquor in Pennsylvania — What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Last night, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill that’d been pushed by Gov. Tom Corbett and House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, which seeks to “privatize” the Pennsylvania alcohol industry. The bill, passed by a 105-90 margin,  would begin phasing out the state’s 600 liquor stores and allow grocery stores with restaurant licenses the...

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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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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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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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State Rep. Floats ‘Safe Ride Home’ Legislation for the Drunk

State Rep. Floats ‘Safe Ride Home’ Legislation for the Drunk

You know what sucks? Paying for cabs. And if Pennsylvania State Rep. Frank Burns (D-Cambria) has his way, you may be paying for fewer of them — at least at night, when you’re hammered. Because on January 2nd of this year, he circulated a memo in Harrisburg which would create something called the statewide Safe Ride Home Program — a proposal which would...

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