Break out the bubbly. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is celebrating record sales for the fiscal year that ended Thursday.
PLCB Chairman attributes the nearly $2 billion in sales to its efforts to run the state-store system more like a business – move the Commonwealth Foundation has called “un-American.”
The Associated Press reports the PLCB also transferred a record $496 million to the state treasury to help finance other state services. The Commonwealth Foundation says the board spends more than $215 million annually in wages, pensions and benefits for its employees.