Another Day, Another Liquor Reform Plan

No privatization, but the system would become more flexible.

The Patriot-News‘ Jan Murphy describes the latest “liquor reform” bill before a Senate panel today:

The proposal would allow Pennsylvanians to buy up to three six-packs at grocery stores, restaurants and bars; buy liquor from state stores on Sundays and certain holidays; and allows for direct shipment of wine to consumer’s home.

Among other changes, it also would allow beer distributors to devote a quarter of their floor space to wine sales and well single 20-ounce bottles of beer and manufactured six-packs.

Not full privatization, then, but the system would be more flexible. Downside? The bill’s pretty similar to one that failed to attract enough votes before the panel last month.