Privatization would increase social problems associated with excessive alcohol use

December 6, 2011 — Privatizing Pennsylvania’s wine and spirits shops would not generate a large up-front fee but would cost the state at least $100 million annually, University of Michigan research scientist Roland Zullo told the Pennsylvania House Liquor Control Committee in hearings today at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

On Wednesday, Keystone Research Center economist Mark Price presented to the committee the research evidence showing that privatization would increase social problems associated with excessive alcohol use, including traffic fatalities. Read more in the Pottstown Patch.

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