MARCH 17, 2014 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION
March 17, 2014, HARRISBURG, PA—Today, a state Ethics Commission investigation revealed rampant corruption and abuse of power at the troubled Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Three former senior PLCB officials, including the former Chief Executive Joe Conti, were accused of using their government positions for personal gain and ordered to repay the commonwealth.
OCTOBER 7, 2013 | Commentary by MATTHEW BROUILLETTE, JON GEETING
As the partisan divide plays out in Washington, it's encouraging to see one policy battle in Pennsylvania with support on both sides of the political spectrum. Across the state, voters remain unified in their support of allowing private stores to sell wine and liquor. Unfortunately for consumers, inside the state Capitol, bipartisan unity on this issue has been harder to come by.
JULY 8, 2013 | Commentary by MATTHEW BROUILLETTE
Why haven’t liquor privatization and pension reform passed yet here in Pennsylvania? The reason is that the true divide in the General Assembly is not between the Republicans and Democrats, but between the Big Government Party and the Taxpayer Party.
JUNE 19, 2013 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION
Matthew J. Brouillette, president and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation, issued a response to Sen. McIlhinney’s liquor reform proposal.
JUNE 18, 2013 | Commentary by DAWN MELING
If lower prices and greater selection are what you’re looking for, you won’t get it unless the government privatizes retail and wholesale operations. If the PLCB maintains its monopoly on wholesale operations, you may be able to find wine and liquor more easily, but the government will still determine what products you can choose.