With Credit-Card Surcharge Ban, How Can State, Towns Charge Extra?

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This weekend’s Bottom Line column:

When is a credit-card surcharge not a surcharge?

People who live in Connecticut, one of 10 states that does not allow surcharges on credit-cards purchases, say they’re still asked to pay extra when reaching for their plastic.

Surprisingly, the requests often come from the state’s colleges and universities or town offices, even the state itself.

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