Seeing this article about the state of PA today just made me sick.
Record Liquor Sales In Pennsylvania
Reported by: David Belmondo
Thursday, Aug 28, 2008 @12:14pm EST
Dispite a slow economy, sales at Pennsylvania’s state-operated liquor stores reached a record $1.77 billion dollars in fiscal year 2007-2008. That translates into more than $428 million dollars in sales tax, liquor tax and profits for the commonwealth.
The 428 million dollars in taxes and profits was transferred to the state’s General Fund to be used for public safety, education, health care and transportation.
Customers will be seeing a more streamlined operation at the state’s Wine & Spirits stores. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will continue to modernize its internal accounting and inventory-management systems throughout the 620 Wine and Spirit stores around the commonwealth.