Squadron Welcomes Governor's Signing of Craft Brewery Bill

NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron welcomed the news that Governor Cuomo has signed legislation to reinstate a beer production tax credit for New York's small brewers. In May, Senator Squadron joined U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, State Senator Lee Zeldin, Assemblyman Joe Lentol, and local brewers (including Brooklyn Brewery, which is in Squadron's district) to announce a bipartisan plan to reinstate the credit and protect New York's small brewers.

Senator Squadron released the following statement after the Governor signed the legislation:

"From the good jobs they create to the great beer they produce, New York's brewers are key to New York's economy. 

"By reinstating the beer production credit, we're serving New York's brewers, consumers, and economy alike: allowing our small businesses to keep growing, while keeping their brews affordable. 

"That's more jobs and better options at the tap -- something we should all toast to! 

"Thank you and cheers to Governor Cuomo, Senator Zeldin, Assemblyman Lentol, and all of my colleagues on the state-level who have been working to reinstate this production credit, and Senator Schumer for his continued push on the federal level."