Rep. Mike Turzai's plan to sell the liquor stores and to use the proceeds to assist with funding the looming public pension crisis is the best idea I have seen from anyone in state government in years ("New Plan Floated to Sell LCB," April 22).
It is about time that someone came forward and realized that we need to address the fact that neither the state nor the school districts can afford to pay the anticipated massive increases in pension contributions.
Pennsylvania should have gotten out of the liquor business years ago, and given the unavoidable pension issue, I am encouraged that the state government will finally have a reason to make this happen. I wish Rep. Turzai luck in his endeavors.
ALAN T. SHUCKROW
The writer is a member of the North Allegheny School Board.