Should the PLCB be privatized?
March 20, 2013
GUESTS: LEW BRYSON and MARC STIER
On Monday, Pennsylvaniaâ€™s House Committee on Liquor Control presented their revised version of Governor Corbettâ€™s bill to privatize the sale of wine and hard liquor. The plan includes potentially slowing down the auctioning of the 600 stores, keeping some state-owned stores open in rural counties, and giving beer distributors purchasing priority of the 1,2000 wine and spirits retail licenses. A debate may begin on the House floor by the end of this week. Weâ€™ll look at the merits of a privately run system with LEW BRYSON, author of the blog, â€śWhy the PLCB Should Be Abolished,â€ť and the downsides of losing control of the 80 year-old system with writer and activist MARC STIER.
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