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PUERTO RICO-ELDERLY ENTERTAINMENT
Puerto Rico cuts entertainment perks, free tickets for elderly
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, July 4, 2014 10:23 AM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico's governor is making it more expensive for elderly citizens to have fun in the U.S. territory.
The law cancels a previous measure that required theaters and other entertainment venues to give free tickets to people 75 years or older. It also raises the age at which people legally must receive a 50 percent discount from 60 to 65 years old.
Puerto Rico's entertainment industry complained that the previous law was stifling productions and hurting the economy.
Garcia signed the bill on Thursday.