Pa. Senator Offers Alternative Plan To Control Liquor

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(Source: NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) Mike Pintek
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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Sen. Chuck McIlhinney Jr. from Bucks County may hold the key to Corbett’s privatization of liquor.

Sen. McIlhinney believes that the solution to this problem is a full-scale privatization of the state’s wholesale and retail liquor businesses.

Corbett plans to sell the 619 state stores and auction the 1,200 retail licenses. Sen. McIlhinney was a leading advocate for open space preservation and land use management while also leading the effort to promote energy efficient standards.

KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek talks with the Senator for a more detailed explanation on this whole plan.

On an opposing view, Mike spoke with Jay Ostrich, the director of Public Affairs for the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives.

He comments that the Senator’s plans are like, “putting a screen door on a sinking submarine.”

Ostrich explains that many people would rather travel outside the state to boot-leg liquor and bring it back, than work around the state laws. The only right way for Ostrich is to privatize.

Mike Pintek explores the stories that affect you weekdays noon to 3 p.m. only on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!

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