Former Liquor-Board Chief Backs Privatization

The man who once had the greatest say over what alcohol Pennsylvanians could drink has thrown his support behind the effort to take that control away from government and end the State Store system. Jonathan Newman, the former chairman of the state Liquor Control Board, said that "the stars are perfectly aligned" to privatize the sale of wine and hard liquor in Pennsylvania -- an endeavor that has failed under three different governors.
August 3, 2011

The man who once had the greatest say over what alcohol Pennsylvanians could drink has thrown his support behind the effort to take that control away from government and end the State Store system. Jonathan Newman, the former chairman of the state Liquor Control Board, said that "the stars are perfectly aligned" to privatize the sale of wine and hard liquor in Pennsylvania -- an endeavor that has failed under three different governors.

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