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Senate shoots down bill to replenish Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The bill could not muster enough votes to get past a filibuster despite bipartisan support, effectively killing the legislation.

Financing

RRF replenishment vote now expected Thursday, May 19

The date targeted for the vote has shifted forward and back in recent days. Now lobbyists say the showdown will come tomorrow.

The mandates were killed, lightened or appended with grace periods for righting violations—a historic change for a city known for its red tape.

A sharp increase in the fees has merchants pushing for fundamental changes in the credit card industry.

The Senate is expected to take up the Cardin-Wicker bill, which would provide an additional $40 billion in grant funding for restaurants.

Working Lunch: The podcast includes a discussion on potential help for the industry from Congress and the Administration and growing unionization efforts. Jack in the Box could be pulled into the fray.

The chain has asked federal labor regulators to halt the intimidation as relations between Starbucks and the union continue to sour.

Sticking to its political policies has put the entertainment giant at odds with Gov. DeSantis. Was the turmoil worth it?

Regulators say the chain appears to have violated federal rules when it fired seven pro-union baristas in Tennessee.

Health officials say the precaution is now unnecessary because of a sharp and unexpected drop in hospitalizations.

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