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Articles pertaining to the privatization of the Pennsylvania Control and Liquor Board
Commonwealth Foundation's online poll "disappears" after participants oppose efforts to privatize PA's Wine and Spirits stores.
He came up short on votes this year for his scheme to privatize PA's Wine and Spirit stores -- a plan that would destroy more than 5,500 family-sustaining jobs, put more than $500 million a year in state revenues at risk, and endanger our neighborhoods. But Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) isn't letting that bother him. He's promising to return next year with a new scheme.
The "NO" vote regarding privatization of the PA Wine and Spirits stores won big in two recent news media polls -- the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Harrisburg Patriot News!
Clearly, Pennsylvanians don't want to sell off one of Pennsylvania's most valuable assets. Inquirer voters tallied 58.1 percent against privatization, and their counterparts in the Harrisburg Patriot-News poll voted 68 percent NO.
Use these links to visit both final results.
The privatization debate doesn't start and end here in Pennsylvania with the Wine and Spirits shops. As New York Times columnist Paul Krugman points out, it's a national movement with dangerous political and profit motives that serve the public poorly. To read Krugman's thoughtful and valuable column, visit here.
Join the Philadelphia Inquirer's award-winning food writer as he teams up with 1776 member Max Gottfired to take readers on a wine safari in the PA Wine and Spirits store in center city Philadelphia.