Thursday, March 18, 2021

Bill would prevent government from picking winners, losers among Tennessee businesses during health emergencies.

By Jason Schaumburg, The Center Square, March 18, 2021 - The Business Fairness Act would allow a business, regardless of size, to remain open during health emergencies as long as it follows government-issued safety precautions and guidelines. 

“The issue is many small businesses wound up on an unlevel playing field (during the COVID-19 pandemic) due to various executive orders, forcing them to close while larger competitors were to stay open,” the bill’s sponsor in the Senate, Sen. Bill Powers, R-Clarksville, told the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee this week. “… We believe that all businesses are essential.”  (read more)

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