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Trib Tuesday take: Attention, Harrisburg spendthrifts

| Monday, March 5, 2018, 9:00 p.m.

Word from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is that revenue growth is down from its projection in the first seven months of the 2017-18 fiscal year, likely because of increased wine sales by grocery stores. Bottom line: The booze board says it can't guarantee it can continue transferring $185 million annually to the state General Fund.

Apparently the PLCB is getting its first taste of long-overdue competition — that is, after the board last year raised prices on hundreds of items under a new pricing policy.

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