Speaker Turzai’s push to “free the wine” advances in PA House

Speaker Turzai’s push to “free the wine” advances in PA House

Even though last session Pennsylvania lawmakers teamed up to “free the six pack” and allow for expanded wine sales in grocery stores, this session some Republican lawmakers are eyeing taking things a step further, not only expanding on the work done last session, but fully moving to divest Pennsylvania of the wholesale wine market.

 

Tuesday, two bills sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) that would do that passed out of the House Liquor Control Committee along a narrow 15-13 vote that would do just that.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Consumer convenience to lead liquor privatization push next session

Business advocates say that next session’s push to privatize liquor sales and/or reform alcohol sales more generally in Pennsylvania will have to be lead by arguments of increased consumer convenience.

“The reality is that this is a consumer-driven issue, and the arguments against providing these consumers with a variety of options when looking to purchase alcohol are waning,” said Todd Brysiak, director of communications for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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