Speaker Quinn to reduce costly fines for restaurants

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New York City restaurants are going to be paying less for not making the grade.

City council speaker Christine Quinn announced a plan that will cut fines from 15 to 50 percent for minor health violations. Other fines will be reduced to $200.

She wants the rating system to serve a purpose and not to hurt businesses.

The changes will reduce fines by 10 million dollars a year.

They’re expected to go into effect at the end of this year.