By Michael Ventura
DNAinfo Senior Editor
MANHATTAN — State lawmakers corked Gov. David Paterson's plan to allow wine sales at grocery stores, prompting the governor to call for a special legislative session Sunday night.
Allowing grocery stores to sell wine would help the state raise tax revenue, Paterson has argued. But the move is opposed by state liquor stores and has little support in Albany.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver told the Daily News there was only "limited" support among lawmakers for the wine plan.
Still, lawmakers approved another stop-gap budget measure to keep the state afloat as a full budget goes on three months late.
The bill adds a tax for online hotel reservations and cuts the allowable charitable deductions for people earning more than $10 million.
"These were all agreed to by the governor," Silver told the News. "Wine in grocery stores was never part of the deal."
The legislature will vote Monday on the temporary budget bills.
The bills would also restore cuts to education and social services that were sought by Paterson, the New York Times reported.