2010-05-20 / Local & State

Rendell Vetoes Bill To Restrict Pa. Liquor Stores

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell is vetoing a bill he says would hamper the state liquor store system’s attempts to modernize its operations.

Rendell said Friday he has rejected a bill that would bar state liquor stores from having an interior connection to another business that allows alcohol consumption.

Rendell says that means the liquor stores can’t have a door connecting them to restaurants or other establishments that let consumers bring in their own bottles.

He says the state shouldn’t get in the way of efforts to make liquor sales more convenient for consumers.

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