Wolf pushes pedal on letting Pa. stores sell gas and beer

    Gov. Tom Wolf wants Pennsylvanians to be able to buy six-packs of beer and gasoline in the same place, despite a pending court challenge.

    Wolf wrote Tuesday to the three Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board members a day before they’ll consider nine beer license applications from convenience and grocery stores that also sell gasoline.

    A state law that prohibits businesses from selling both beer and gasoline is being fought over in court.

    A 2014 Commonwealth Court ruling permitted the sale of beer on the same property as gasoline, as long as the points of sale are separate.

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    The state Supreme Court is considering an appeal.

    A Liquor Control Board spokeswoman said the agency has licensed more than 300 grocery and convenience stores to sell beer. About a dozen of those also have gas pumps.

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