Some smaller restaurant owners don't plan to wait and see how hard health care reform hits them when new laws go into effect in the coming years. Some McDonald's franchisees are already planning to downsize staffs and raise prices to offset the increased cost, analyst Mark Kalinowski told SmartBlog on Restaurants. In other policy news, Custer, S.D., voters are headed to the polls to decide whether to get government out of liquor sales and, after a three-day ban, Bulgarians are again free to light up in public.

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