Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sell PA State Stores, says would-be Gov

Tom Corbett: Privatize the State Stores

Sell PA State Stores, says would-be Gov

“Given the current economic climate in Pennsylvania, state government can no longer be in the liquor store business. We need to move our state out of the 19thCentury and refocus state government on its core functions and services for our residents," says PA Attorney General Tom Corbett, Republican and front-runner in the election for governor.

A few questions the Corbett campaign hasn't immediately answered: How much does Corbett expect the state will raise from privatizing the State Stores? And why now, with three weeks to go in the campaign? Who changed his mind, and how much did that cost?

Joseph N. DiStefano
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