What we jauntily call our weekly “Happy Hour” here at Triad Strategies starts on the serious note of acknowledging one of the holiest periods of the year, with the simultaneous observance of Passover by our Jewish brethren and Good Friday and Easter by Christians. It’s a time of ancient tradition and a time of hope and redemption.
That said, we also are known for a rather aggressive posture on the separation of church and state. We’ve now addressed church issues. Let’s move on to the secular and talk about government and booze.
The good news is that legislators have left town for a well-timed cooling-off period in the wake of a rancorous debate and passage, along mostly partisan lines, of a House measure that would eventually privatize liquor distribution in Pennsylvania. The smart money is on the Senate sending back something that would streamline and modernize distribution, but leave the liquor control system intact – IF it sends back anything at all.