Pennsylvania Could Make $1.6 Billion Off LCB Sale

New study shows LCB auction could net the state some serious dough

Pennsylvania’s state-controlled Liquor Control Board has been a political issue for a great deal of time, with little progress—if any—made on altering the status quo. Right now, Pennsylvania’s government regulates liquor distribution while hocking bottles of booze through the state’s Liquor Control Board. A new study commissioned by Governor Tom Corbett shows that the state could stand to make $1.6 billion by auctioning off retail and wholesale operations currently controlled by the LCB while simultaneously severing the conflict caused by the regulation and sale of liquor by the government. [Inquirer]