Beware the Free Lunch: A Critique of the Proposal to Privatize Pennsylvania Wine and Liquor Sales

Roland Zullo |

In 2011, the Corbett Administration commissioned a study by Public Financial Management Group Inc. (PFM) of the state revenue, tax, and consumer implications of a possible privatization of Pennsylvania’s state wine and spirits distribution system. This report critiques the PFM study, Liquor Privatization Analysis, building on Testimony delivered to the House Liquor Control Committee on December 1, 2011.