ADVERTISEMENT

PA Senate Heads Toward Floor Debate on Liquor



Pennsylvania's Republican senators plan to take their disagreements over legislation to liberalize Pennsylvania's laws on wine, liquor and beer sales to the chamber's floor on Thursday, amid signs of growing desperation among Republican majority leaders to reach a consensus on issues that are important to Governor Tom Corbett.
 
Republicans, who control the Senate, spent four-plus hours behind closed doors Wednesday, but they left without any clear idea about what exactly will win a majority of the 50-member chamber, senators said. Normally, the Senate's Republican leaders do not bring a bill to the chamber's floor unless the Republican majority approves of it and they are assured that it will pass.
 
But Senate Republicans are split over legislation on wine, liquor and beer sales that is being sought by House Republicans and Corbett. Compounding the problem for Senate Republicans is solid opposition by the chamber's 23 Democrats to any bill that would allow private store operators to sell wine and liquor.
 
Senator Michael Brubaker of Lancaster says trying to find the right combination to win enough votes to pass something was like playing with a Rubik's Cube.




 

Filed Under :  
Topics : Hospitality_RecreationPolitics
Social :
Locations : LancasterPennsylvania
People : Michael BrubakerTom Corbett
A   A   A
 
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics April 11th-18th 2014
Monday April 14th Dr. Gabe Mirkin Dr. Mirkin.com Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page Dr. Mirkin on Twitter Tuesday April 15th David Ickes Wednesday April 16th Thursday April 17th Adam Conrad - Real...
Read More
Dial N Deal - April 11th 2014
Keith Junior High School Varsity Jacket new, never worn, size XXL, stored in a non-smoking, no-pet home from 1990's - $130 Swatch Watch 1983 vintage, tennis grid design, model GW100, with red Swatch Guard, original packaging, needs battery,...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guest & Topics April 7th-11th 2014
Monday April 7th Master Gardener Tom Ford 472-7986 - tgf2@psu.edu Penn State Cooperative Extension/Balir County Facebook Tuesday April 8th David Ickes also WISE Woman of Blair Country Annual Tribute Dinner & Honorees April 16th - The...
Read More