Head of LCB Quits

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Jonathan H. Newman, who implemented unique ways to sell wine and liquor in a state-run monopoly, will step down this morning as a member of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

His decision comes after a very public flap with Gov. Rendell over the governor’s push last month to appoint former state Sen. Joe Conti (R., Bucks) to CEO of the liquor board to run its day-to-day operations.

Head of LCB quits after spat with Rendell [Philly.com]