Dear Representative:

You have before you House bills that deal with the wholesale and retail sale of wine and spirits, HB 438, HB 975, HB 991 and HB 1075. Our organization opposes each of these for various reasons which we will happily detail.

For the record, our primary reason for opposition is based on the following: If legislation is to be enacted to create additional liquor outlets these should be limited to allowing wine and spirits licenses or permits only at a reasonable cost to the retail distributor, the independent Pennsylvania business that currently provides strong market competition and the best value in the sale of beer.

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