Melissa Daniels on Liquor Privatization in Pennsylvania

Credit: ianturton/Foter.comCredit: ianturton/Foter.comIn Pennsylvania, the state’s Liquor Control Board is the sole decision-maker behind what gets on the shelves of state-owned liquor stores. Don’t like the selection? You’re out of luck. But as Melissa Daniels reports, Gov. Tom Corbett is now leading the charge to “get out of the business” of selling booze. Critics on both sides of the aisle have come out saying privatization could ignite safety issues, negatively impact rural areas, or cause the state to lose money. But polls show voters support privatization.

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