State raises tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21

After a bipartisan push from both chambers of the legislature, Gov. Tom Wolf signed two bills into law that will have major ramifications on the sale and use of tobacco products statewide.Under the new law, the purchasing age for tobacco products rises from 18 to 21,...

Pennsylvania State Senate votes to raise the minimum wage

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Senate overwhelmingly passed SB 79, a bill that will gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 per hour over the next two years. The bill will now be taken up by the House of Representatives. The bill will be placed into a...

PLCB Issues Advisory Notice on Fermented Fruit Beverages

We previously reported on the new category of alcoholic beverage called the “fermented fruit beverage.” These products fall into the category of malt or brewed beverages (as long as the alcoholic content does not exceed 8.5%) and can be sold by distributors in...

Update on the House Liquor Control Committee Hearing on HB 1644

Addi­son, PA: MBDA Third Vice President Arun Patel testifies at a House Liquor Control Committee hearing on HB 1644.With roughly a dozen fellow beer distributors in attendance, MBDA Third Vice President Arun Patel testified to lawmakers on Tuesday about the impact HB...