Dear Senator:

On behalf of the 3,500 employees of the Commonwealth I am proud to represent, I am writing to urge you to reject Senate Bill 1359 and any legislation that calls further outsourcing or privatization of the sale of wine in our commonwealth. Any efforts to further weaken the state's Wine and Spirits shops will result in additional loss of revenue for all taxpayers and, ultimately, jeopardize up to 5,000 family-sustaining jobs that the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) currently provides.

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Albert Brooks
  September 24, 2016 9:29am

Privatization brings greater convenience than state stores could ever provide which means more taxes collected. 85% of PLCB collections are taxes. Over 40% of employees are part time. Privatization triples employment in the industry. Government should regulate not retail.