The Great Pennsylvania Liquor Store Privatization Battle

The Great Pennsylvania Liquor Store Privatization Battle

June 26, 2013
Originally published in U.S. News & World Report

Writing for National Review Online, Michelle Minton cites the example of Washington state, which just took the steps Corbett is urging for Pennsylvania. "Now more than 1,400 retailers can sell liquor, and consumers can shop for booze at nearly 900 more outlets than they could under the previous state-run regime," she wrote. "Meanwhile, the state government is benefiting from higher tax revenues from alcohol sales – a projected $425 million by the end of fiscal year 2013, compared to $309 million for FY 2012."