Fighting Wisconsin's Ban on Cheap Gas - Media Photo
Reporters ask IJ client Raj Bhandari about his challenge to Wisconsin's government-imposed markups on gas prices while IJ Staff Attorney Bob McNamara, second from right, looks on.
In 2006, small businessman Raj Bhandari purchased a gas station on the verge of bankruptcy. He quickly turned the business around, in part by offering high quality service at competitive prices. He also began building ties with the community by offering discounted gas to senior citizens and supporters of a youth sports group. Raj soon learned that, incredibly, these popular discounts could subject him to thousands of dollars in government-imposed fines.