PLCB leaders discuss current status of state liquor stores

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 25, 2013 12:27 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Members of the state Liquor Control Board are making their case for preserving the more than 600 state stores that sell wine and liquor in Pennsylvania.

Board Chairman Skip Brion and member Robert Marcus have told the Senate Appropriations Committee  the board is working to increase customer convenience. They also urged lawmakers to pass legislation allowing more state stores to open on Sundays and allowing consumers to order wine shipped directly to their homes.

Brion, who was appointed by Governor Corbett, says he personally believes liquor and wine sales should be privatized, as Corbett advocates, but vowed to work to make the agency profitable and consumer-friendly as long as the law stands.

Marcus says calls for privatization have created morale problems among thousands of state-store employees.

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