PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Mike Pintek talks with former Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Chairman Jonathan Newman about privatizing the liquor stores. Today, Newman announced his support for privatizing the PLCB at a press conference with House Majority Leader Mike Turzai.
“The current system is antiquated – all anyone has to do is drive across the border to any of our neighboring states to see how out of touch the PLCB system is,” Newman said. “I am intimately familiar with the history and operations of the PLCB, as well as with modern retailing practices. There is no doubt in my mind that due to the inherent problems with the system, there is a desperate need to privatize. Privatization will lead to greater convenience and better prices. It is time to stop burdening Pennsylvanians with this backwater system that dates back to Prohibition.”