Union: Privatizing The Sale Of Alcohol Will Kill Children, Lower Tax Revenue

At happy hour tonight, I had a vodka martini. My liquor of choice? 1681 Penn vodka crafted by Philadelphia Distilling. Despite being distilled in the Commonwealth, 1681 Penn has only recently landed in state stores. In Pennsylvania, you can’t buy liquor outside of state stores. Or wine. Or have wine shipped to you. While our state produces great beers from the likes of Victory, Yards, Sly Fox, Tröegs and the ubiquitous Yuengling, you can’t pick up a six pack at the grocery or at the convenience store. You can only buy beer at stores that have been blessed by the …

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Casts Web Over Moviegoers But Leaves Taxpayers In A Tangle

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, is expected to gross between $90.7M to $92M on its opening weekend. While not at the the top of the box office this weekend, those numbers are certainly not terrible: it performed better at opening than the first Amazing Spider-Man and better than Spider-Man 2 (which, despite the name is a different movie altogether). As the dollars roll in to Sony, New Yorkers wonder how much the movie is going to cost them – and I’m not talking about the astronomical cost of going to the movies (the …

Hit A Pothole? It’s Gonna Cost You – One Way Or Another

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, a pothole is “a bowl-shaped depression in the pavement surface.” Those aren’t exactly the words that drivers where I live are using to describe them. Those words, I can’t post. After one of the snowiest, coldest winters on record in parts of the country, it’s a relief to see the snow melt. But all of that melting and changes in temperature have left us with another headache: potholes. Lots of them. Angel Taveras, the mayor of Providence, has lamented, “[t]he potholes that have resulted from this year’s severe winter weather …