Walk into most grocery stores and you’ll find that each item is labeled with the price. For good reason — the law is both expensive and useless — no other state in the union requires this. But here in the Bay State, even as the original rationale for the rule has disappeared, self-styled consumer advocates have fought to keep the item pricing requirement. Legislation repealing it is now before the governor. Like blue laws, Sunday closings, and excessive licensure requirements for trades like hairdressing, this one deserves to go.
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