On Monday, you might notice a change at the register of your neighborhood Pennsylvania State Store.
421 products from the most popular brands will cost at least a dollar more per bottle. More than two dozen among those will go up between $2 and $100. The state however will not release a list.
This is the first price increase imposed by the LCB in almost 25 years. (Suppliers, of course, can always raise prices on their own.) The agency says it was necessary to maximize revenue; the increase is expected to kick in $185 million to the state’s general fund this fiscal year.