PLCB announces record sales as lawmakers float pricing changes

PLCB announces record sales as lawmakers float pricing changes

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) on Wednesday announced record sales for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, just a day after state lawmakers held a hearing on whether to forego the board’s current pricing model.

 

The PLCB is reporting $2.67 billion in sales for the most recent fiscal year, which the board says is an increase of $75.2 million from the previous year. The liquor control board, which oversees liquor sales throughout the state, says the increase continues a 20-year trend of year-over-year sales increases. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Did You Get The Memo? State police funding, vaccine policy and online wine

Did You Get The Memo? State police funding, vaccine policy and online wine

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week, so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would reduce transfers from the Motor License Fund to the Pennsylvania State Police, require schools to disclose how many students haven’t been vaccinated and allow customers to order wine online. 
Friday, August 2, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Last session’s alcohol sales reforms now fully in effect

Last session’s alcohol sales reforms now fully in effect

The full slate of alcohol sales reforms passed in the last legislative session became fully effective Tuesday, marking the start of sales of beer six-packs and other configurations in beer distributors, among other reforms.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House Liquor Chairman: “We don’t have a clear path forward right now” on Senate wine privatization bill

House Liquor Chairman: “We don’t have a clear path forward right now” on Senate wine privatization bill

Despite being tasked with developing potential changes to a so-called wine privatization bill that passed through the Senate, House Liquor Control Committee Majority Chairman Chris Ross (R-Chester) told reporters Tuesday that the House does not have "a clear path forward" on how to deal with the legislation.

“I’m not aware of any plans at this point as to how we’re going to handle that,” he said. “I know we’ve been talking internally amongst ourselves about it, but to the best of my knowledge at this point, there’s no plan on that.”

As to how changes might be developing, Rep. Ross said “we don’t have a clear path forward right now.”

He said he cannot speak for any member about what they might put into an amendment to the legislation or how changes might develop if or when the legislation is brought to the House floor, however, he noted that could change.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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