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Privatizing liquor sales — ‘hangover’ on the horizon?

In this April 2013 photo liquor bottles sit on shelves in a market in Baltimore. If privatization is approved in the legislature, Pennsylvania will end its dubious distinction of being one of only two states in the U.S. to retain total control over the retail sale of liquor and wine. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) If 48 other states around America have found a way to relinquish total control over the sales of wine and liquor why is there such a ruckus in Pennsylvania on the issue of privatizing liquor sales, wondered Shalimar Blakely, executive director of the Philadelphia African-American Chamber of Commerce.