March 22, 2011: Privatization of State Liquor Stores

A testifier at the Policy Committee�s hearing on health care talks about the impact the termination of adultBasic has had on low income residents.

Rep. Marc Gergely, D-Allegheny, the hearing co-chair meets with testifiers before the hearing on liquor privatization.

Two members of the Policy Committee confer regarding testimony from a former adultBasic enrollee.

Hearing co-chairs, Rep. Mike Sturla (left), D-Lancaster, and Rep. Marc Gergely (right), D-Allegheny, confer before asking a question of a testifier.

Sharon Ward of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center testifies about costs associated with health care in Pennsylvania.

Testifiers offer their research on what privatization would mean to the state’s revenue picture.

Rep. Ron Waters, chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, awaits a response from a testifier at  the Policy Committee hearing in Harrisburg.

Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny, speaks with residents of McKeesport prior to the start of the hearing.