Deutsch Would Tax Newsstands More

Aldermanic President Bernard S. Deutsch introduced a bill in the Board of Aldermen yesterday which, if enacted, would result in a revision of the system under which newsstands are licensed.

The measure is designed to increase by $200,000 the city’s annual income from newsstand license fees. The present flat fee of ten dollars for stands at elevated and subway station entrances would be repealed and a schedule of charges varying with the earnings would be substituted.

The new rate would be five dollars a year for stands earning less than twenty dollars a week and would be graduated up to 500 annually for stands making $100 or more a week. The bill has been approved by the license survey committee and may be acted upon next week.

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