Paterson Again Proposes Wine Sales in Supermarkets


wineNew Yorkers would be able to buy wine at supermarkets and snacks at liquor stores under a proposal from Gov. David Paterson. The new budget proposal would make the change this year, allowing New York to join the 35 states that allow supermarket wine sales. The governor estimates it could bring New York $92 million next year from a store franchise fee.

Many liquor stores, vineyards and other businesses remain unsatisfied with Paterson’s plan, arguing that many smaller stores wouldn’t benefit enough from the perks Paterson added to offset potential harm to their business.

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  1. This is the only sensible idea that nitwit has proposed since becoming governor. Of course, it pales in importance to what NY really needs!