MONROE - As part of a long list of proposals for closing a $15.4 billion deficit, Gov. David Paterson has proposed issuing licenses to permit wine sales in grocery and convenience stores throughout the state.
The idea has been debated before without success. But with the state's huge deficit and the governor's estimate that the state can raise $105 million next year by charging grocery stores various fees for the right to sell wine, liquor store owners are worried that the change in the law could occur this year.
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