Pa. Regulation and Legislation To Watch in 2014January 1, 2014 – In The News
Philip L. Hinerman was quoted in the Law360 article "Pa. Regulation and Legislation To Watch in 2014." While the full text can be found in the January 1, 2014, issue of the Law360, a synopsis is noted below.
While there is the potential for election-year politics to stall progress, lawyers in Pennsylvania will be keeping a close eye on the state Legislature’s attempts to reform the judiciary and privatize liquor sales and the lottery, among other efforts in 2014.
A plan to privatize the state’s liquor and wine wholesale and retail operations passed the House in March without a single Democratic vote, but observers say they would be surprised if the plan gained traction in the Senate in 2014.
“The best shot at passing a bill was this year and the unions were effectively able to stop it,” said Phil Hinerman. “It’s not going to happen next year because it’s an election year.”