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Lawmakers to learn more about Connecticut hospital tax deal

Dec. 8, 2019 9:35 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State lawmakers will learn more this week about a long-awaited settlement agreement reached between the Connecticut Hospital Association and Gov. Ned Lamont. Members of several key committees in the General Assembly will participate in a hearing on Friday at the Legislative Office...

Proposal would allow dogs onto restaurant patios and decks

Dec. 6, 2019 10:44 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A state agency in Delaware is proposing a change in regulations that would allow people to bring their dogs onto restaurant patios and decks. The Delaware State News reported Thursday that the proposed change follows an uproar from some over the state stepping up enforcement of a policy...

Ex-California lawmaker pleads guilty in coffee shops fraud

Dec. 5, 2019 6:36 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former state assemblyman from San Bernardino pleaded guilty to money laundering after acknowledging he defrauded investors as CEO of a coffee shop chain in the San Francisco Bay Area, federal prosecutors said Thursday. As part of a plea agreement, Terrence Goggin, 78, pleaded guilty...

Inspectors wanted: New Mexico sets sights on public health

Nov. 29, 2019 3:10 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From taco stands to toxic waste, environmental regulators in New Mexico are tasked with inspecting tens of thousands of businesses, restaurants and industrial sites every year, but some officials are concerned that demand has far outpaced the number of available inspectors....

Bangladesh sentences 7 militants to death in cafe attack

Nov. 27, 2019 2:48 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death Wednesday for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people, mostly foreigners. Judge Mojibur Rahman found the men from the Jumatul...

Church group program, restaurants close amid allegations

Nov. 22, 2019 1:24 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana labor officials are investigating claims filed by former Mudman workers that the religious group that owned the now-closed restaurant chain broke federal labor laws. Montana Public Radio reports Whitefish-based Potter’s Field Ministries required them to volunteer for...

Restaurant group sues over Berkeley’s natural gas ban

Nov. 21, 2019 7:59 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley’s first-in-the-nation ban on natural gas in new construction may end up eroding the region’s reputation for fine and creative dining, according to a California trade association suing the city on behalf of restaurants. In its lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S....

North Carolina Sen. Rick Gunn won’t seek reelection in 2020

Nov. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A five-term North Carolina state legislator known for advancing legislation that benefits the alcohol and restaurant industries and other business interests won’t seek reelection next year. Republican Sen. Rick Gunn of Alamance County made the announcement on Wednesday....

Where to look for help with state/local laws, regulations

Nov. 20, 2019 11:32 AM EST

With state and local governments frequently adding laws, ordinances and regulations, small business owners likely will find it hard or impossible to keep track of all the requirements they must meet in the course of running their companies. Whether they’re employers, doing construction or are involved in...

New York City lawmakers pass bill banning sale of foie gras

Oct. 30, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill that bans restaurants and grocery stores from selling foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose considered a culinary delicacy for centuries. The bill, which is expected to be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would forbid the sale of...