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24 states unite to block Biden’s vaccine mandate

The attorneys general of the participating states said in a blunt letter to the president that they would pursue every possible legal action to kill the plan.

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Texas threatens to yank liquor permits from restaurants requiring vaccination proof

The state liquor authority says it's already arranging meetings with suspected transgressors.

A union group is also using the unprecedented weather conditions to push for a joint-employer standard.

A proposal to replenish the grant program with $60 billion is expected to be introduced in Congress on Thursday.

The action challenges the legality of New York's Just Cause legislation, which prevents certain restaurant employers from dismissing or cutting the hours of an employee at will.

Restaurateurs whose applications won't be considered before the $29 billion fund runs out would have a shot at quickly collecting if Congress replenishes the pool.

The $29 billion fund already has 186,200 applicants in just two days. About half the requests have come from operators believed to be most in need, the White House says.

The president's strategy for the nation would affect all Americans. But several elements hold particular import for restaurants

Walensky's emotional alert comes as restaurants report strenghening sales under loosened restrictions.

The $1.9 billion American Rescue Plan, which features grants to restaurants in need, overcame a key challenge over the weekend.

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