Pennsylvania should be out of the sale of wine and spirits. Here’s another step toward that rational reality.
Month: March 2017
As Pennsylvania’s governor touts the potential for billions of dollars in new investment by petrochemical manufacturers, his environmental agency is struggling to process applications to drill the natural gas wells that will be needed to supply the fledgling industry.
The unfunded liability for the state pension system is $56.78 billion, according to a detailed story on the system in the Sun-Gazette.
A year after Pennsylvania freed the six-pack, is it time to liberate the state’s vodka and whiskey too?
It may – finally – be last call for Pennsylvania’s archaic liquor laws.
A study released Tuesday by the governor’s office and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation suggests that up to four more ethane crackers could be built in Pennsylvania or Appalachia beyond Royal Dutch Shell’s $6 billion petrochemical plant under construction in Beaver County.
Three weeks of state budget hearings just concluded with nary a fistfight or major snit.
In his recent commentary, state Rep. Greg Vitali, D-166 of Haverford, continues to ignore important facts about Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry (“Lobbyists, Money Do the Talking for Natural Gas Industry,” March 6), which supports tens of thousands of good-paying jobs across the commonwealth and is responsible for dramatic air quality improvements that we all benefit from.
Some legislators who voted for the new law that allows wine sales at places other than state liquor stores said they see it as a first step toward total liquor privatization in Pennsylvania.