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Lt. Gov. Cawley: Harbortouch in Hanover will benefit from liquor privatization in Pennsylvania

Cawley: Local business to benefit from liquor privatization

HANOVER TWP., Pa. - Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley was in town Friday to make another push for liquor privatization.

Cawley visited Harbortouch in Hanover Twp., Lehigh Co. 

The company makes credit card processing equipment and touch-screen point-of-sale systems that are used in devices like iPads.

Harbortouch is one of the small businesses that would benefit from getting the state out of the booze business, Cawley said, and the company agreed.

"It presents a great opportunity for both us as a company to provide our POS systems to new businesses that will be created within the state, as well as grow our staff internally to support those businesses," said Brendan Lauber, chief technology officer.

Corbett is pressing for action on privatization by July 1.

The plan has drawn criticism from beer distributors. and from those who think the change will increase access to alcohol.

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