Liquor Control Board http://wesa.fm en Allegheny County: #1 In Liquor Sales http://wesa.fm/post/allegheny-county-1-liquor-sales <p>The week leading up to Thanksgiving is always a high volume time for liquor sales, and the action in the Pittsburgh area is always among the heaviest in the state. In fact, PLCB stores in Allegheny County sold more wine and spirits in all of 2012 than any other county in Pennsylvania.</p><p>According to the state Liquor Control Board (LCB), the county made up 13.4 percent of state sales, bringing in more than $260 million; Philadelphia was second at $231 million.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 19900 at http://wesa.fm Despite Increased Income from Liquor Sales in Pennsylvania, Privatization Still a Priority http://wesa.fm/post/despite-increased-income-liquor-sales-pennsylvania-privatization-still-priority <p>The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board reported revenue near $2.2 billion for fiscal year 2012-2013, a 4.5 percent increase over the previous year. In addition, contributions to various state agencies and the general fund exceeded a record-setting $660 million dollars.</p><p>Still, this news doesn’t sway Gov. Tom Corbett, who remains a proponent of privatizing the state’s liquor system.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 14855 at http://wesa.fm How Much is Too Much? Should Bars Be Responsible For Irresponsible Drinkers? http://wesa.fm/post/how-much-too-much-should-bars-be-responsible-irresponsible-drinkers <p></p><p><a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/owners-of-south-sides-hofbrauhaus-settle-in-girls-death-for-156-million-686644/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Two weeks ago</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Hofbrauhaus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the South Side agreed to pay $15.6 million in a settlement after one of their patrons consumed copious amounts of alcohol and proceeded to kill a seven year old girl while driving drunk down Carson Street. When a bar patron has too much to drink resulting in an accident who is ultimately at fault? And when it comes to serving drinks, how do you know when a patron has had too much. How do you handle the situation?</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 13:44:16 +0000 Heather McClain 9924 at http://wesa.fm How Much is Too Much? Should Bars Be Responsible For Irresponsible Drinkers? House GOP Says Tweaked Liquor Plan Would 'Make History' http://wesa.fm/post/house-gop-says-tweaked-liquor-plan-would-make-history <p>House Republicans are still holding onto a goal of passing a liquor privatization plan in their chamber by early April, though it may not look like the governor’s original proposal to unload the more than 600 state liquor stores.</p><p>Democratic state Senator Anthony Williams of Philadelphia asserted Monday that Republicans have not coalesced around Governor Corbett’s liquor privatization plan, noting that many GOP legislators are interested first in modernizing the existing liquor system.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mary Wilson 3384 at http://wesa.fm Liquor Sales in PA: Modernize or Privatize? http://wesa.fm/post/liquor-sales-pa-modernize-or-privatize <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many policy makers in the commonwealth are looking for ways to change the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. But not all agree on what changes need to be made. State Senator </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim Ferlo</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joins us to explain how he thinks the </span>PLCB<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> should be </span><a href="http://www.senatorferlo.com/ferlo-announces-25-co-sponsors-bipartisan-support-for-plcb-and-beer-sales-modernization-proposal" style="line-height: 1.5;">modernized</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;And </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Matthew Brouillette</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, President and CEO of the public policy group, the Commonwealth Foundation explains his group's </span><a href="http://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/research/detail/principles-of-liquor-privatization" style="line-height: 1.5;">privatization </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">approach, which the Corbett administration is in favor of.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 02:16:36 +0000 Heather McClain 3454 at http://wesa.fm Liquor Sales in PA: Modernize or Privatize? Ferlo: Modernize, Don't Privatize Liquor Sales in PA http://wesa.fm/post/ferlo-modernize-dont-privatize-liquor-sales-pa <p>Just a day after the House Republican leader introduced another attempt to privatize liquor stores in Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh area lawmaker has unveiled legislation to modernize, but not eliminate, the state store system in the commonwealth.</p> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 23:53:23 +0000 Kevin Gavin 2136 at http://wesa.fm Ferlo: Modernize, Don't Privatize Liquor Sales in PA http://wesa.fm/post/ferlo-modernize-dont-privatize-liquor-sales-pa-0 <p>Just a day after the House Republican leader introduced another attempt to privatize liquor stores in Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh area lawmaker has unveiled legislation to modernize, but not eliminate, the state store system in the&nbsp;commonwealth.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:11:09 +0000 Kevin Gavin 2188 at http://wesa.fm Ferlo: Modernize, Don't Privatize Liquor Sales in PA Liquor Privatization Would Bring More Code Enforcement http://wesa.fm/post/liquor-privatization-would-bring-more-code-enforcement <p>The future of Pennsylvania’s liquor system is being debated as the state legislature deals with privatization proposals, but if anything changes, liquor code enforcement will likely need to be beefed up to keep pace with new&nbsp;demands.</p><p>State Representative Scott Petri (R-Bucks County) said, if consumers want access and convenience as far as alcohol is concerned, the cost of enforcement will likely go up as a&nbsp;result.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:07:57 +0000 Mary Wilson & 90.5 WESA Staff 1509 at http://wesa.fm