Albany budget plan keeps wine sales i...

Albany budget plan keeps wine sales in liquor stores

There are 6 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 30, 2009, titled Albany budget plan keeps wine sales in liquor stores. In it, Newsday reports that:

The Albany agreement on a 2009-10 budget eliminated a proposal to allow the sale of wine in supermarkets and other stores, a measure intended to help close the mounting state deficit.

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Long Island Taxpayer

Jersey City, NJ

#1 Mar 30, 2009
Not allowing grocery stores to sell wine is the only intelligent item in the state budget.

Bronx, NY

#3 Mar 30, 2009
I am so glad they aren't allowing wine to be sold in the supermarkets!! It would have hurt all the small business owners that are already struggling!!!

United States

#4 Mar 30, 2009
Please liquor sales in any state are not hurting, Even though this country is in a recession. Why else would the state impose higher taxes on sin items and still people buy them.This has everything to do with religions getting involved.
George B

United States

#5 Mar 30, 2009
Bill from Colorado is WAY off. Religion has NOTHING to do with this, at all. It is all about saving jobs, jobs that would have been lost if the big chain stores would have been allowed to sell wine. Religion?
MB Rogers

Troy, NY

#6 Mar 30, 2009
We don't need to make any type of wine more readily available to anyone, specially underage individuals. Also, rather than eliminate those 4,000 jobs let's ask the State employees if they would be willing to forego their 3% raise this year in order to save jobs. I know all of my friends who are here in Albany and work for the state said they would be willing. Maybe some of the Union reps should try polling the state workers to get their opinions!
Kenneth Cole

Endicott, NY

#7 Mar 31, 2009
The sale of wine in grocery stores would have had the opposite efect the governor thought. The big box stores were the driving force in this proposal and the small indepents I spoke with were not interested or could not afford the license. The wineries I spoke with, which were a lot, were against it because they know that the big stores would only stock the most popular wines from all over the world and they would be left out. Most also realized that they their product would not be promoted by the big stores as they are in the liquor stores and the clerks would not be as knowledgable. FINALLY, SMALL BUSINESS WON A BATTLE! Too bad it took this long and too bad that hundreds of other small family business' had to go out of business due to the greed of the big companies and our politicians.

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