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Everybody now over the news segment and I -- some -- don't -- -- OK Harold.
Trip out positive news.com.
Joining us now later on you're gonna have an article about this on the -- saying -- interest and I learned a lot in reading as Pennsylvania has differently paralyzed than the rest -- the country with the exception of you.
And they get back to prohibition.
And now they might be updated.
But this is creating a huge problem in the -- in many small businesses are very worried.
It's really interesting so there are two states that I have so much control over look at -- Utah and Pennsylvania as you mentioned.
In the state of Pennsylvania you have the state actually running stores.
That sell liquor and line says some us like you divide.
Here you're buying it from state Obama is well not here and that's the weird things just now -- -- -- liquor and wine so they're 600 of those stores and then for beer.
Yeah actually -- to -- these small beer distributor.
-- -- -- -- You have to buy the wine and liquor company's -- -- play yes it's -- and having party have to me to stop you have to make you stop flat very inconvenient for consumers and that's really the big.
Issue here is that it's very inconvenient so you have a lot of consumers that drive over the border -- Delaware.
Drive over the border to Ohio.
Because they want that convenience.
This statements to privatize.
But there's a lot about -- the small beer distributors are worried these are mom and pop shops.
Second third generation.
Five to ten employees and they're thinking that with all this competition that it's going to create.
This state is going to be selling 12100 license says they're just not going to be able to compete with the target the -- out from the Giant Eagle which is in Pennsylvania.
So they're very very worried that they'll be out of -- job.
-- -- I'm not from Pennsylvania nasty and they've connected to people the story I don't know if I had dinner at -- now after speaking to so -- -- Anything I keep hearing -- -- like I've been there about patents.
All right yeah -- And who else is against this flood has to be disruptive to business I composite you know so I'm just trying to wrap my head around why it would be back.
According to some people start well it's effective -- you just.
Talked about that small businesses are the background.
Our American economy -- -- when these small beer distributors who don't work for this state they're just licensed by the state are saying.
You know you need to hear asking -- tent listening to what's going on with us.
There is cause to be concerned and other concerned are these small brewers in Pennsylvania -- -- here.
And they have these great relationships the distributors -- on all of the shelves.
And they worried that you know target and then.
What did I have to stop these small brewers.
So there's some fear that they'll lose business -- -- I mean the people always worry when something might change -- and changes natural change it or not -- -- what's the latest on the legislation related through legislation -- passed by the house and now that the senate and I spoke to senate majority leader Dominic Dominic -- party.
And he said that he wants -- bill passed by June -- Just well actually in that.
You're thinking season yes exactly.
So he once that passed very soon and there's some worry.
From other states senators that.
You know what people are moving too quickly Washington actually what the controls state as well and they -- last year and as a -- went.
The spokesman of the Washington liquor control board -- that.
And he says that the transition -- possibly a little too quickly.
That everything wasn't as well thought out -- it could've been.
And the people who purchase liquor stores from the states.
They're having some issues adjusting to the competition sales have gone down.
Prices have actually gone up which is obviously bad for consumers in this economy LA.
-- -- -- gone up eleven to 17% in Washington in Washington State since they privatized in this economy.
That's not great.
Yes now that's -- that while.
Have -- that.
So because there was no longer state run this state needed to make money some lights -- they started charging fees.
10% when story for buying from distributors and they -- the -- while the private and he's kind of taking them over open and pass on the cost to the consumer.
Yes exactly and these -- liquor store owners.
You know they don't want to pass on these costs -- consumers because the consumers -- -- over the bordered or again -- so they're.
Making up on eight I heard one estimate that they from any liquor store owner in Tacoma.
She said that a friend of hers who -- another store seventeen cents on a bottle of Jack and else.
That the entire profit margin.
-- -- Jack ten houses and -- -- -- not she felt.
Everyone's being squeezed -- it's something that you want to really consider folly and see how these small businesses are going to be affected because.
In a state like Pennsylvania where unemployment is still open the national average -- -- -- 8%.
You don't want to put thousands of jobs on the line.
Right and just create more of this great cloud of uncertainty that exists.
Even if they didn't start discussed yes it habitable hurt.
You know other small businesses that passes -- if you're unemployed and you're not spending everyone in Pennsylvania.
We have to keep us posted how well and that -- late -- the timing is off on this one they should we didn't do.
Gavin okay Albania so much they would vote your article on foxbusiness.com.
Thank you everybody for watching our small business and beer and -- Wednesday came -- be back.
Thursday and I hope to see here by.
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