State Rep. Mike Sturla

Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee

State Rep. Dante Santoni


Democratic Chairman, Liquor Control




Democratic Policy Committee to hold public hearing

on privatization of state liquor stores Thursday in Harrisburg


HARRISBURG, April 12 – House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the committee will hold a public hearing on the issue of privatization of state liquor stores from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in Room 418 Main Capitol Building.


State Rep. Dante Santoni, D-Berks, Democratic chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, will co-chair the hearing. The current hearing agenda is:

  Matthew Brouillette, president, Commonwealth Foundation

  Leonard Gilroy, director of government reform, Reason Foundation

  Wendell Young, president, UFCW 1776

  Tony Helfer, president, UFCW 23

  David Wanamaker, president

  Neil Cashman, government relations

  Jeremy Phillips, store manager, State College

  Stephen Herzenberg, executive director, Keystone Research Center

  David Bender, executive director, Compass Mark


The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited.