Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Moon, shares news with his constituents in this week's 'Updates from Harrisburg—Part 3: Public Protection … It's In There."
Tuesday, April 23
One of the most common myths put forth by liquor privatization opponents is the potential for reduced public safety, increased social problems and elevated crime such as rampant alcoholism, binge drinking, underage drinking, and more alcohol-related deaths and injuries across the board. This week’s Headline Harrisburg report “uncorks” just some of the public protection aspects of liquor privatization that await Pennsylvanians under House Bill 790. Of course, government must concentrate on vigorously regulating the distribution of alcohol and cracking down on those who misuse it, especially minors and those who drink and drive. Contrary to the misinformed prohibitionist opinion, a number of states with completely privatized alcohol sales …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
“Our plan gives consumers what they want by increasing choice and convenience, and helps to secure our future by adding $1 billion in funding toward the education of our
children, without raising any taxes,” the governor said Wednesday.
Gov. Tom Corbett, joined by Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny County, on Wednesday announced his plan to privatize the liquor system in Pennsylvania and committed $1 billion in proceeds from the process to education funding. Corbett said the $1 billion will be used to create the Passport for Learning Block Grant, which will provide flexibility to schools, allowing our public schools, instead of Harrisburg, to decide what their students need. The grant will focus on four priority areas: school safety, enhanced early education programs, individualized learning and science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses and programs. “Our proposal is part of my commitment to changing Harrisburg, streamlining government and moving Pennsylvania …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Stores will be closing at 3 p.m.
Wine & Spirits stores will be closing at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 due to Hurricane Sandy. According to the Wine & Spirits Facebook page, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will continue to monitor the weather situation to determine if the stores will remain closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Customers can call Consumer Relations at 1-800-272-7522 and press No. 3. Check back to Sewickley Patch for updates.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, who represents much of the North Hills, is pushing to get government out of the liquor business. What do you think?
Since July, Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai has pushed to get government out of the liquor business. In a news conference, the legislator from Western Pennsylvania introduced House Bill 11, which calls for the privatization of wine and spirits sales on the wholesale and retail levels. "We need to move Pennsylvania into the 21st century," said Turzai, whose 28th Legislative District comprises Pine, Richland, Marshall and McCandless townships and Bradford Woods and Franklin Park boroughs. "House Bill 11 is about divestiture. House Bill 11 is about the consumer. It is about reasonable prices and better selection and more convenience. It is about upgrading law enforcement," said the Republican from Bradford Woods. "It is about …