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Posted: 3/9/2006 4:21:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 4:22:20 AM EDT by slaughter]
www.startribune.com/535/story/267143.html

Our politicians helping out the people.

The Minnesota Commerce Department on Thursday announced plans to fine a gas station chain $140,000 for repeatedly selling gas below the state's legal minimum price

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:24:28 AM EDT
Sounds more like something from the PRK. But it does prevent people like Wally World from coming in and putting local stations out of business by selling at a loss.

"The price law was intended to prevent large oil companies from driving smaller competitors out of business, but some critics argue it fails to protect consumers."
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:25:54 AM EDT
Other states do this for tobacco and booze as well, right?

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:27:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Other states do this for tobacco and booze as well, right?


Yes
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:55:43 AM EDT
We have the same law in Maryland. It explains why gas is cheaper in all our neighboring states.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:57:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
We have the same law in Maryland. It explains why gas is cheaper in all our neighboring states.


Actually, I think it's your gas taxes. Same with IL and MO. MO is usually cheaper because of the IL tax.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:03:45 AM EDT
Those EVIL OIL CORPORATIONS are charging TOO much for fuel!!! It is ENRON!!! It is Exxon!! They are eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil!!!!! BIG OIL!!!

Oh wait....nope, just elected officials making them charge too much.

My bad.... you get what you vote for!
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