Wisconsin gas station owner sues state
07/05/2007 - 11:38:16 am
According to The Associated Press, Raj Bhandari was told he couldn’t offer a 2- or 3 cent-per-gallon discount to senior citizens and people who donated to a youth hockey league.
The 1930s-era Wisconsin law that requires the mark-up was designed to keep big oil companies from running the mom-and-pop operations out of business by undercutting their prices at the pump.
But Bhandari’s lawyer says the law is unconstitutional because it deprives him of his right to make a living free from government interference, The AP reported.