Pennsylvania's wine and liquor stores brought in $2.3 billion in sales and revenue amid increasing pressure to privatize the state-run system.

If the preliminary figures, made public at a House committee meeting Wednesday, hold they would represent another year of record sales for the Liquor Control Board, which oversees 604 liquor stores statewide.

Chairman Tim Holden said sales from the 2014-15 fiscal year reflected a 4.2 percent increase over the previous year, which saw $2.2 billion in revenue. July, the first month of the new fiscal year, saw a 7 percent increase over the prior year, he said.

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