Pa. Bill to Privatize Alcohol Passes House

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania got one step closer to privatizing alcohol sales with the passage of House Bill 790 Thursday.

The measure would allow grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies and mass merchants to obtain liquor licenses, while phasing out state-run stores.

The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association is pleased with the bill's progress.

“This is a historic victory for consumers, retailers and for Pennsylvania; however we

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