Statement from Senator Scarnati on Governor Corbett’s Liquor Privatization Proposal

For Immediate Release

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) offers the following statement regarding Governor Corbett’s liquor privatization proposal.

“Today’s proposal by the Governor begins in earnest a needed conversation of where Pennsylvanians may purchase alcohol in our state.  I plan to communicate regularly on this issue with fellow senators, members of the House and the Governor to help determine how consumers are given additional choice and convenience.”

“As I discussed yesterday, I support both modernization and privatization alternatives for the delivery of beer, wine and spirits in the Commonwealth.”

Senator Scarnati is the prime sponsor of a measure that permits the direct shipment of wine to PA consumers.  Further, Senator Scarnati co-sponsored Senator McIlhinney’s plan that he circulated yesterday.


Drew Crompton
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