Mixed drinks to-go legislation in peril in Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is suggesting that he’ll veto a bill that would allow thousands of retailers with licenses to sell beer and wine to begin selling cans of mixed hard alcohol drinks to-go.

Wolf’s office said Tuesday he supports the original intent of the bill: to allow hotels, restaurants and bars to continue making mixed hard alcohol drinks and selling them in to-go containers.

Legislation signed by Wolf last year legalized those drinks as a way for hotels, bars and restaurants hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions to make extra money.

But Republican lawmakers inserted provisions expanding the sale of mixed drinks in cans that Wolf opposes.

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