Pa. Senate committee advances GOP-authored bill expanding canned cocktail sales

BY: and - May 10, 2023

Legislation expanding where consumers can purchase ready–to-drink beverages saw approval from a Pennsylvania Senate committee on Tuesday, moving to the full chamber for consideration.


Here’s the new fight over cocktails-to-go. How is it like the old one? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 31, 2022

State Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, will try again to make adult sippy cups the law of the land.

Cocktails to-go helped Pa. businesses stay afloat. Now they’re in for an even slower recovery

BY: - July 1, 2021

Anticipating a busy summer for takeout boozy drinks, Thomas Tell — a Lackawanna County bar owner — stocked up on sealable containers and drink carriers.


Expanding access to ‘Ready to Drink’ cocktails will harm public health | Opinion

BY: - June 18, 2021

Dramatically increasing the number of outlets that will be authorized to sell spirits will be a significant setback for reducing youth alcohol use.

‘We are running out of time.’ Senate advances legislation to make to-go cocktails permanent

BY: - June 16, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf said he would veto a bill that would allow thousands of retailers to sell canned alcoholic drinks, but that didn’t stop the Senate from pushing through legislation that would also make to-go cocktails a permanent menu item in Pennsylvania.

It’s last call — for now for to-go cocktails, as House and Senate jockey over bill

BY: - June 15, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster declaration is over, and to-go cocktails are ending with it — at least until lawmakers approve a bill that lets sales continue.