Nanny State: New York Gov’s booze-reform plan sobering news (NY Post)

December 3, 2012 – State health advisers to Gov. Cuomo will approve a plan later this week pushing for an increase on “sin” taxes on booze, limiting the numbers of new bars and liquor stores, and restricting the hours of gin joints, The Post has learned. The New York state Health and Health Planning Council — made up of appointees who advise Gov. Cuomo and Health Commissioner Nirav Shah — put forth the recommendations in a sweeping five-year “Health Improvement Plan” and “Prevention Agenda for 2013-2017,” a copy of which was obtained by The Post. The officials insist the offensive is aimed at cracking down on underage drinking by teens and binge drinking by adults.

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