Not in the Holiday Spirit(s)

DECEMBER 3, 2013 |  by DAWN MELING

If you like a good deal, nothing beats shopping during the holidays. Sales, coupons, early bird specials…retailers do whatever it takes to get an edge over their competition, all to shoppers’ delight. But what if you have no competition? What if, say, you’re a government-run liquor monopoly?

A Band-Aid for Broken PLCB

NOVEMBER 12, 2013 |  by BOB DICK

Real reform of the PLCB means getting the government out of both the wholesale and retail side of liquor, thereby allowing entrepreneurs, not bureaucrats, to serve the needs of businesses and consumers.

Liquor Privatization Saves Lives? Part II

OCTOBER 28, 2013 |  by DAWN MELING

Public safety improved in Washington state after liquor store privatization. As further data comes in, the results continue to impress: Most state alcohol-related arrests continue to decline. DUI collisions and charges for “minor in possession” both improved following privatization.

Podcast: House Offers Compromise Language on Liquor Bill

OCTOBER 8, 2013 |  by JOHN BOUDER

Public support for liquor privatization is as strong as ever, as our recent survey makes clear. So what’s happening with legislation that hit a snag in the Senate this spring?

Getting Rich off the Government Liquor Monopoly

OCTOBER 3, 2013 |  by NATHAN BENEFIELD

Joe Conti has a new gig—lobbying for the union representing state liquor store workers, UFCW. The UFCW recently put a million dollars into anti-privatization ads, paid for with taxpayer-collected union dues, so it's not shocker they would hire another high-price lobbyist.

Pennsylvanians Want Full Liquor Privatization

COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Despite a million-dollar misinformation campaign run by the union leaders of the government liquor stores, Pennsylvanians of all party affiliations continue to express support for allowing private stores to sell wine and liquor in Pennsylvania.

A new survey shows that two-thirds of likely voters want to privatize Pennsylvania’s government-run wine and spirits system.  Strong, bipartisan support for the measure was revealed, even among union households.

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