March 21 — Over the past year, there have been talks about privatizing Pennsylvania’s liquor store system. However, a consensus has not been reached. In the mean time, state officials have been exploring other options on how to improve the current system.
In February, the Pennsylvania Senate held budget hearings and met with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (LCB) Chief Executive Officer Joe Conti. Mr. Conti suggested that some modernization policies should be enacted including greater flexibility in pricing, longer store hours, and changes to hiring and inventory practices