Governor Corbett says liquor privatization under discussion

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 4, 2014 1:31 PM

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(Harrisburg) --  Governor Corbett says he's still working on a plan to change the state's system of liquor stores, but isn't giving any new information about what might eventually be enacted. 

Corbett addressed the topic at a news conference in Harrisburg today, after announcing a new designation for veterans on Pennsylvania driver's licenses. He says a lot of discussion is going on regarding the liquor stores that the public doesn't know about. 

The governor adds he's also pursuing changes to the state's two large public-sector pension plans because they require significant state revenue support. 

Corbett fought for liquor privatization and pension changes during last year's budget negotiations but wasn't able to get them through the Legislature.

Meantime, he says he's feeling ``great'' five days after undergoing surgery to repair an abdominal hernia.  Corbett spent four days recovering in his home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Shaler.   

Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley briefly assumed the governor's duties until Corbett emerged from anesthesia.  

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