Transportation bill may drive you out of business

Transportation bill may drive you out of business

Like it or not, state transportation departments have come up with an exit plan for many restaurant operators: They go into the restaurant business, you exit it.

Gee, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act 2012 sure sounds like something every citizen would want to see Congress pass. And it is—unless you’re one of the thousands of restaurant owners whose businesses rely on Interstate highway travelers to stop in for a bite. The proposed law would give state governments the power to take that business away from you and keep it for themselves.

Current Federal law prohibits the sale of food, fuel and other convenience i

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