February 24, 2011: Privatization of State Liquor Stores


Rep. Paul Costa, D-Allegheny, a committee vice chair, asks a question about other states that have privatized their liquor sales.

Rep. Paul Costa, D-Allegheny, a committee vice chair, asks a question about other states that have privatized their liquor sales.

A testifier provides one side of the liquor privatization argument at a public hearing in Philadelphia.

A testifier provides one side of the liquor privatization argument at a public hearing in Philadelphia.


Rep. Kevin Murphy, D-Lackawanna, a former employee of the State Auditor General�s Office and who worked on liquor issues, asks a question about the state store�s revenue generation.

Rep. Kevin Murphy, D-Lackawanna, a former employee of the State Auditor General's Office and who worked on liquor issues, asks a question about the state store's revenue generation.

Many members of the public and the media turned out to hear testimony about the potential plan to sell the state liquor stores.

Many members of the public and the media turned out to hear testimony about the potential plan to sell the state liquor stores.