Chuck McIlhinney http://wesa.fm en Senate GOP Calls Its Alcohol Sales Plan A 'Starting Point' http://wesa.fm/post/senate-gop-calls-its-alcohol-sales-plan-starting-point <p>State Senate GOP leaders have presented a counter-offer to the state House's liquor privatization plan, though they admit they don't yet have the votes to pass it out of their chamber.<br> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:32:39 +0000 Mary Wilson 11707 at http://wesa.fm Corbett Pushes Liquor Privatization Ahead of Expected Action in Senate http://wesa.fm/post/corbett-pushes-liquor-privatization-ahead-expected-action-senate <p>At an umpteenth press conference called by the governor on liquor privatization, press aides futzed around, arranging a people asked to stand around the podium with ready smiles and applause.<br><br>The state Senate is next to act in this saga that began with a plan to close down the state wine and spirits stores.<br><br>State lawmakers have less than three weeks before the governor's deadline for passing a liquor privatization bill. Much is still unknown about how the process will unfold.<br> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:41:02 +0000 Mary Wilson 11311 at http://wesa.fm Second of Trio of Liquor Hearings: One Big Wish List http://wesa.fm/post/second-trio-liquor-hearings-one-big-wish-list <p>The chairman of a key Senate panel all but called a time of death for liquor privatization — at least, the effort to pass a measure before July.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 10:31:31 +0000 Mary Wilson 9575 at http://wesa.fm First Senate Hearing Doesn't Bode Well for Liquor Plan http://wesa.fm/post/first-senate-hearing-doesnt-bode-well-liquor-plan <p>Sen. Chuck McIlhinney has said he’s working to find consensus on a liquor privatization proposal, but you wouldn’t know it from his Tuesday committee hearing on the issue.<br><br>The chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee plays a central role in whether the House-approved plan to phase out state wine and spirits stores advances in the Senate. Tuesday marked the first of what he says will be three hearings on the issue.<br> Wed, 01 May 2013 14:02:01 +0000 Mary Wilson 8805 at http://wesa.fm Pro-liquor Privatization Ad Homes in on Key Senator http://wesa.fm/post/pro-liquor-privatization-ad-homes-key-senator <p>A conservative group is turning up the heat on a key state Republican senator who’s voiced skepticism about the liquor privatization plan approved by the House.<br><br>A <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYrQ5IA3QNw&amp;feature=youtu.be">television ad</a> launched by the conservative group Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania, which doesn’t disclose its funders, paints Bucks County state Sen. Chuck McIlhinney as being against selling off the state stores.<br> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:39:27 +0000 Mary Wilson 8456 at http://wesa.fm