The 1490 NewsBlog

powered by NewsRadio 1490 WESB

brought to you, in part, by


http://colememorial.org

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Corbett Announces Liquor Privatization Plan

Pittsburgh – Governor Tom Corbett today announced his plan to privatize the liquor system in Pennsylvania and committed $1 billion in proceeds from the process to education funding.

Corbett said that the $1 billion will be used to create the Passport for Learning Block Grant, which will provide flexibility to schools, allowing our public schools, instead of Harrisburg, to decide what their students need.

The grant will focus on four priority areas: school safety, enhanced early education programs, individualized learning and science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses and programs.

“Our proposal is part of my commitment to changing Harrisburg, streamlining government and moving Pennsylvania forward,” Corbett said. “Our plan gives consumers what they want by increasing choice and convenience, and helps to secure our future by adding $1 billion in funding toward the education of our children, without raising any taxes.” The $1 billion in revenue will come from the three to four year process of selling the LCB: $575 million from the wholesale license process, $224 million from the wine and spirits retail auction process, $107 million from the wine/ beer license application process and $112.5 million in the enhanced beer distributor application process.

Read more here.

The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

No comments: