Breakdown of New Members of the General Assembly

New Members Open Seats (incumbent not on the general election ballot) House: HD-2 (Erie): Robert Merski (D) defeated Timothy Kuzma (R) and will replace Rep. Flo Fabrizio (D) HD-15 (Beaver): Joshua Kail (R) defeated Terri Mitko (D) and will replace Rep. Jim Christiana...

MillerCoors and Bud vs PA Brewers

MillerCoors and Bud vs Pa Brewers A controversial sales tax provision, part of a proposed liquor bill reported from committee, which was unanimously removed on the Senate floor, has created a serious post-session fight. HB 1497, which passed the House back on June 29,...

Samplings and Tastings

I have heard distributor licensees use the terms “sampling” and “tasting” almost interchangeably, but there are differences between the two.  A sampling promotion is intended to introduce consumers to a manufacturer’s product. Samplings must adhere to the following...

The Little Engine that Couldn’t

We all remember the bedtime story, The Little Engine that Could.  With hard work and perseverance, it pulls the train over the mountain to deliver the goods. This week in the General Assembly, a train carrying a host of liquor code amendments made it out of one...