Booze continues to cause controversy at the State Capitol. The Liquor Privatization bill is headed to the senate. Tuesday, people on both sides of the issue had their final say at the third and final public hearing. A debate years in the making sparking tension between Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley and State Senator Jim Ferlo.
“You`re going to kill all these family sustaining jobs and somehow people are going to go out and work minimum wage at a damn Sheetz it’ s outrageous,” says Ferlo
“This is a responsible proposal made by responsible people who aren`t playing to a group of people in this room,” says Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley
That hearing room was filled with some of the four thousand union workers concerned about the future of their jobs. The Governor’s Administration promises convenience for Pennsylvanians and increased revenue that would go toward education. He hopes the bill lands on his desk by the time the state budget is due at the end of the month.