PA state liquor to privatize?

yuengling.jpgAs if we didn’t already have one of the screwiest set of liquor laws in the nation, Republicans in Harrisburg want to sell off state liquor stores to private interests. Kind of.

As decribed in the Post-Gazette, the retail stores would become a public-private partnership. I get the idea, but I’m left with a great big HUH? Why take an overly complicated system and add another layer of complexity? How about we just change the laws so the state gets out of selling wine and spirits altogether and we let retail stores take care of it? That’s how it works in many other states, including radical frontrunners like Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Would it be so terrible if we could get Glenfiddich at Trader Joes. or pick up a sixer of Yuengling at the Giant Eagle?

photo by Mikey via flickr

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