WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Thursday rebuffed an effort by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association to stop San Francisco at least temporarily from levying fees on restaurateurs and other employers to help fund the city’s universal health care plan. The GGRA had asked that the funds not be assessed until the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decides if the plan for extending health care to some 26,000 uninsured residents is a violation of a federal law that ...

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