Cocktails to go


New York’s new budget

Gas tax holiday, drinks-to-go a part of New York’s new state budget It appears drivers fueling up in New York will get at least a partial break from the state’s gasoline tax beginning June 1. The gas tax holiday looks like it will be part of a new state budget lawmakers expect to approve beginning later in the evening of April 7. Under the details available Thursday afternoon, it appears the deal will knock 16 cents off the price of…


Local restaurants await Albany move on drinks to go

Local restaurants, liquor stores await Albany decision on drinks to go New York lawmakers meet this month to finalize a state spending plan for 2022-23 due April 1, and included in the debate is a proposal that would allow restaurants to again offer the ‘cocktails-to-go’ permitted under an Andrew Cuomo pandemic executive order that expired eight months ago. Governor Kathy Hochul made waves in January when she announced the proposal that make permanent the chance for restaurants to sell alcoholic…