New York Governor Proposes Higher Wine at Grocery Fees

New York governor David Patterson is recommending that his previous wine at grocery Executive Budget proposal, that would bring in an estimated $92 million to the state in the form of franchise fees, be amended to increase the required franchise fee for retailers with gross sales of over $1 million.

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Patterson is recommending that his previous wine-at-grocery executive budget proposal, which would bring in an estimated $92 million to the state in the form of franchise fees, be amended to increase the required franchise fee for retailers with gross sales of over $1 million.

The change would produce an additional revenue of $162 million in 2010-2011. Overall, the franchise fee would generate a total of $300 million over the next two years ($

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