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It's official: Philadelphia law says stores, restaurants must accept cash

Feb 28, 2019

With a green light from the mayor, a new law will go into effect requiring most Philadelphia businesses to accept cash as payment, pushing back on a trend in which a rising number take credit and debit cards only.

Mayor Jim Kenney has signed off on the bill, passed by the city council earlier this month, that local lawmakers say will help ease the day-to-day lives of many lower-income residents. 

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