War on food trucks continues in Rhode Island

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Food trucks make sense. They are a business model which works well in an increasingly mobile and hurried world. Established restaurant owners are mad however that this new form of competition has emerged, and across the country they are leaning on their friends in local government to regulate the trucks out of existence.

(From The Institute for Justice)

On June 24th, five council members voted in favor of the restrictions.  Only two voted against, while another two were absent.  After Mayor Allan Fung declined to veto the ordinance, it took effect 10 days later, ironically limiting vendor and consumer freedom on Independence Day.

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