A Cambria County lawmaker has a plan to make Pa.’s liquor license system more competitive. Will it work? | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - June 18, 2021

Ever wonder why you have to bring alcohol to your favorite restaurant? Ever wonder why your favorite bar closes and never reopens? Situations like the above happen primarily because of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s rules and regulations. In the first situation, a restaurant may not have a liquor license because few are available in […]

What’s holding up Harrisburg lawmakers from making to-go cocktails permanent?

BY: and - June 11, 2021

A top Senate Republican had a fundraiser at the home of someone who’d stand to benefit from private sales of canned cocktails this week.


Johnstown lawmaker scores big win in fight with Pa. liquor board. But the fight continues | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - January 26, 2021

The real losers, noted Burns, were taxpayers who paid for the futile legal battle.

Pa. caps off a very strange year in alcohol sales

BY: - January 3, 2021

Retailers raked in a total of $26.5 million in retail sales on March 16, the day Wolf announced the shutdown. That’s more than five times the average day in 2020, and a 249 percent increase from the same day in 2019.

Wolf says Pa. will waive liquor license fees for bars, restaurants struggling under pandemic

BY: - October 22, 2020

The administration said it's working with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to waive "standard" licensing fees through 2021, starting next Jan. 1.

Sixty more Pa. liquor stores set to reopen in yellow counties on Friday

BY: - May 28, 2020

Sixty more state-owned liquor stores will reopen Friday in yellow-phase counties, bringing the number of currently operating wine and spirits outlets to 349 stores in 56 of 67 counties, according to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

Sales to resume at 155 more state liquor stores in yellow phase counties on Friday

BY: - May 13, 2020

By Friday, a total of 232 state stores in 36 of 67 counties will be offering limited, in-store service, the regulatory agency said in a statement.


The PLCB is getting ready to reopen 77 stores. Why they can’t screw it up | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 7, 2020

Botched online sales and spotty curbside pickup have led to renewed calls to privatize the state-run monopoly. Lawmakers will be watching Friday.


The Pa. Liquor Control Board gets dragged into the 20th Century | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 2, 2020

Pa.'s effort to sell wine & spirits online and offer curbside delivery is a sign for some that the state-run monopoly can't keep up with the changing times.

Busy signals and no booze: Pa. liquor curbside sales have a bumpy first day

BY: - April 20, 2020

All told, 176 out of the more than 600 state-owned liquor and wine stores opened for curbside service Monday. More could be opened soon.


Looking for a shot and chaser of shutdown logic | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - April 18, 2020

Pennsylvania's beer distributors are allowed to operate during the COVID-19 shutdown. But Pennsylvania's state liquor stores are closed.


Are Pa. booze regulators mulling a post-lockdown price hike? Liquor lobby protests | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 17, 2020

You know that booze you can't buy online now? It might get more expensive by August. And two industry groups want the state to tap the brakes.