PLCB Chair Tim Holden: Flexible pricing is good for Pa

The state can lower prices for alcoholic beverages while raising more revenue
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

By Tim Holden

Members of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board had been looking forward to discussing our fair and reasonable approach to flexible pricing before the House Liquor Control Committee Thursday, but other legislative priorities apparently necessitated the cancellation of the hearing.

In lieu of that opportunity, we would like to correct the record regarding unfounded and inaccurate assumptions that revenue increases can come only from wine and spirits price increases for consumers — assumptions such as those advanced by David Ozgo of the Distilled Spirits Council in his Oct. 21 Post-Gazette op-ed piece (“Pennsylvania’s Liquor ‘Modernization’ Hoax”).

To be clear: It is not the PLCB’s intention to broadly increase retail prices.

CLICK HERE for the complete op-ed.