Re: “Attorney general: Disclose surcharges” (TNT, 6-24).
The state attorney general says businesses can add surcharges to cover the costs of new minimum wage laws (a mandate). Businesses must clearly disclose the charge (a mandate). They also say the surcharge is subject to B&O and sales tax (a mandate).
The most disturbing point in this article is “businesses must clearly disclose the charge, not mischaracterize the charge as a tax or government mandate” - which in itself is another mandate.
We are going down a slippery slope when a government official ignores “shall make no law . . . prohibiting the free …