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Uncorking More Bubbly from Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board

By at April 15, 2011 | 10:13 am | 46 Comments

Uncorking More Bubbly from Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board

The head of Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board is not ready to fold his cards and unplug the lights. LCB Chief Executive Joe Conti told lawmakers earlier this week he can remake the agency if he’s given more time and latitude.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 23, 2011 | 9:16 am | 3 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute, engineers at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant have restored electricity to much of the facility, with one notable exception, reactor two because radiation levels are spiking. The Food and Drug Administration has halted all imports of foods grown, and or produced around that plant in Japan. At first the FDA intended to step up screening proceedures. In Pennsylvania, Governor Corbett is looking for every possible way to sell the Liquor Control Board, and adminstrators at the LCB are coming up with every imaginable way to keep growing the government controlled liquor business.

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Does true reform start in Pennsylvania’s liquor cabinets and beer caves?

By at February 2, 2011 | 11:35 am | 1,117 Comments

Does true reform start in Pennsylvania’s liquor cabinets and beer caves?

Two things fermenting at the top of every bottle of booze sold in Pennsylvania: When will the state sell the Liquor Control Board, and how much will it get for one of its crown jewels? However, as Rock The Capital’s Tom Dochat observes there is a lot more to this than meets glass to lips.

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The modified return of Pennsylvania’s Wine Kiosks

By at January 17, 2011 | 1:30 pm | 1 Comments

The modified return of Pennsylvania’s Wine Kiosks

At least a handful of wine kiosks are expected to reopen on Tuesday. The high-tech machines started to malfunction en masse days before Christmas. The company that distributes the kiosks attributed the problem to faulty resistors.

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Pandora is in Pennsylvania’s Wine Kiosks

By at January 10, 2011 | 7:34 pm | 1,079 Comments

Pandora is in Pennsylvania’s Wine Kiosks

Pennsylvania’s Auditor General now says he will dig deeper into the wine kiosks. Jack Wagner wants to determine why only one company bid on the state contract. The owner of the kiosks says Wagner is simply barking up the wrong Kiosk.

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PublicK NuisancE in Conjunction with Rock The Capital Presents the Wiggy Awards

By at January 5, 2011 | 9:56 am | 52 Comments

PublicK NuisancE in Conjunction with Rock The Capital Presents the Wiggy Awards

Every government needs an awards show, and Rock The Capital’s Pat Carroll has devised the perfect mix. This year’s presentation was held behind closed doors, but Today — exclusively here on RTC we announce the winner of the 2010 Wiggie.

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