Pennsylvania House Approves Liquor Privatization Bill

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Pennsylvania House Approves Liquor Privatization Bill

This afternoon, the Pennsylvania House voted 114-87 to approve House Bill 466, a bill that would privatize the state’s wholesale wine and spirits monopoly, gradually close the hundreds of state-owned liquor stores, and create 1,200 private retail and distribution licenses for wine and spirits. For more details, see my new article, which dives further into the legislation, its prospects and the recent history on this issue in the Commonwealth.

Leonard Gilroy is vice president of government reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He also serves as senior managing director of the Pension Integrity Project at Reason Foundation, which assists policymakers and other stakeholders in designing, analyzing and implementing public sector pension reforms.