Gov. Cuomo promises to pay fees after state shuts down 7-year-old’s lemonade stand

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Governor Cuomo is now offering to pay any fees for a lemonade stand started by a seven-year-old boy in the Albany area.

Monday, the state Department of Health shut down the lemonade stand that Brendan Mulvaney started outside his home in Ballston Spa.

The health department told News 8’s sister station WTEN that they closed down the stand because Mulvaney needed a permit to run it.

In response, Sen. Jim Tedisco pushed his “Lemon-Aid”  law — which would allow kids to start lemonade stand.

Tuesday, Governor Cuomo said he has directed the health department to reach a resolution with the Mulvaney family. He also promised to personally pay for any fees needed to get Brendan a permit.

“We support Brendan’s entrepreneurial spirit and wish him the best of luck,” Cuomo wrote in a statement.

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