The state’s unemployment rate is well above average, yet there’s a ballot initiative hoping to push the minimum wage to $18 an hour.
San Francisco and Los Angeles insist in suit that likely tens of millions have been illegitimately squeezed from small businesses by ADA plaintiffs without proper legal standing.
The punishment is a bit rich considering the government's own mishandling of pandemic cash.
Limited resources create enormous vulnerability.
The city's restrictions threaten one of the world's most vibrant music scenes.
Zoning officials concede Robert Balitierrez's drive-thru window isn't causing any problems. But they say it's a code violation and has to close anyway.
Though the American economy still looks bleak, there are silver linings.
San Francisco's Chain Store Restrictions Targeted Starbucks. They're Now Screwing Over a Local Burrito Joint.
Family-owned burrito chain El Farolito will have to change its branding or pick a new neighborhood to open up its 12th location if it wants to avoid being ensnared in the city's restrictions on "formula retail."
The same institution that's unable to run the Postal Service or Amtrak orchestrated our invasion and withdrawal of Afghanistan.
One of America's most isolated communities has struggled to weather the pandemic.
Officials would rather if everybody were masked than vaccinated.
Jigisha Modi can't hire her own mother-in-law—who has decades of eyebrow-threading experience—because of Kansas' occupational licensing rules. Now she's suing.
Corporations can afford robots. Their competitors often cannot.
The hasty work behind the PPP and other relief loans shows the limits of big government.
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Even a critic who doesn’t love singing or dancing succumbed to its charms.
Iowa smoke shop owners say the tax would be "a ban without being an outright ban."
Like so many well-intentioned policies, it hurts the people it's supposed to help.
Democrats' COVID-19 Aid Package Would Quietly Eliminate the Tipped Minimum Wage as Restaurants Struggle To Stay Alive
Do small businesses need another punch in the gut?
Fewer low wage businesses also means fewer job opportunities for low wage workers.
One complainer managed to shut down a popular local business.
Entrepreneurs discouraged by red tape even before COVID-19 need officials to leave them alone.
Determined To Kill Businesses That Survived Lockdowns, New York Plans Minimum Wage Hike Later This Month
New York's unemployment rate is nearly 10 percent and roughly one-third of small businesses in New York City may have closed forever. Seems like a great time to make it more expensive to employ people, right?
The governor's latest order dials up restrictions on whole swaths of California's economy in an effort to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed.
Pelosi and Schumer Agree to Bipartisan $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Bill as McConnell Pushes for $500 Billion
The top Democrats originally supported a $2.2 trillion measure.
Restaurant owners speak out about the "crippling" order, which will last at least three weeks.
Job losses and business closures loom as more cities and states once again shut down their hospitality industries.
California's COVID-19 business closures have turned Ghost Golf into a shadow of its former self. Its owner is now suing the governor for the right to reopen.
Prop H will make it easier for businesses to set up shop or readapt their space, all while preventing nosey neighbors from bringing everything to a halt.
A government survey finds that prepping for hard times can have wide benefits.
The PPP hasn't worked as planned, and one cheery exception does not disprove the rule.
He Wanted To Make Some Money for School Clothes by Selling Mexican Street Corn. The Government Says He Owes $1,415 in Permit Fees.
"I just wanted to help out my community and family," said Miguel Lozano.
Data from Yelp shows that the long-term economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic is only starting to be realized. And federal unemployment data shows layoffs are climbing again.
Did Trump's Coronavirus Stimulus Save 51 Million Jobs? The Claim Relies on Shaky Math and Questionable Economics.
Even if it's true, taxpayers paid $58,000 for each saved job.
Making a living is a right, not a privilege, and should be respected as such.
The Small Business Administration will always fail the people it's meant to help.
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Making businesses close early will not stop the spread of COVID-19.
In a nation of edicts, we serve at the pleasure of the king.