PA-Gov: Wolf to Sign Liquor Reform Bill

Governor-WolfLiquor reform is finally nearly here.

Governor Wolf announced today that he will sign the legislation that was passed yesterday.

“Today, Governor Wolf will be joined by legislators to sign a historic liquor reform bill that allows grocery stores that currently sell beer to sell up to four bottles of wine, allows restaurants and hotels to sell up to four bottles of wine for take-out, and removes Sunday restrictions and state-mandated holidays,” Gov. Wolf’s office stated.

“These improvements will enhance the customer experience by providing greater convenience and satisfaction.”

The signing will come at 4:00 this afternoon.

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  2. Allow the employees first chance at purchasing the licenses and let them open their own stores or sell them to Walmart, etc. Sounds like the distribution will still be controlled by the Commonwealth.

  3. @DD, if it weren’t for the union jobs, these prohibition era laws wouldn’t be on the books. The reasons for privatizing liquor (lower prices, more convenience, better selection) are what motivate reformers, not an “anti-union for the sake of being anti-union” animus.

    Every other state except Utah (a majority Mormon state by the way) doesn’t have those restrictions. These changes are so beyond commonsense that even liberal bastions like Massachusetts, New York, and California don’t use state stores.

  4. This don’t change much. Still need a license. Good ole PA “reform”. Big on sizzle, little on steak.

  5. LOL @ Diano “Ease of access to more alcohol leads to more consumption and more alcoholism.” – because science?

  6. KSDF-

    My point is that the state GOP’s main concern destroying union jobs. If the state store workers were non-union, the GOP wouldn’t give two f*cks about changing the liquor laws.

    Ease of access to more alcohol leads to more consumption and more alcoholism.

    Montco PA Dem-

    Who likes driving in those states?

  7. DD – It’ll look a little more like NJ, or DE, or NY, or any number of other states that have less-antiquated liquor laws.

  8. @DD, as stated in your comment to the other liquor post, your only concern is the preservation of UFCW 1776. The fact that a person can purchase liquor at a grocery store, instead of at a state store, will not make a difference at all as far as DUI statistics. Our antiquated laws encourage drunk driving by forcing more people to drink away from the home at restaurants and bars, instead of at home.

  9. Pure silence in regards to the beer stores around the state and how this all ties in. I wonder whether an owner of such a store will be inclined to support wolf next time?

  10. @ David Diano…Wow you really are a bumbling idiot. Sign up for a statistics class buddy.

  11. With this, and the beer sales at gas stations, I’m not looking forward to the drunk-driving stats chart. It’s going to look like the global warming chart or Apple stock after an iPhone release.

  12. As a Dem, I’m not supposed to like this. But I do. One small step on the road to Costco Liquor Stores.

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