Pennsylvania liquor privatization hearing underway

    Update: The PLCB and its employee union took the floor to argue against privatization. Union leader Wendell Young says the proposal would drive up prices, limit the selection and possible leave some rural areas without a liquor store.

    Original report: A hearing is underway in Hershey where Pennsylvania’s House Liquor Control Committee will hear from state-store employees, supermarkets and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board about state wine and liquor store privatization.

    The Associated Press reports several dozen state store employees have packed the hearing, wearing yellow union T-shirts.

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