The raising of the tipped server wage by 50% is driving up the cost of eating out from fancy places to the struggling neighborhood diner. It came into being with no fanfare but now is getting some news coverage.
Two ways of looking at it, but the progessive, egalitarian view is it lifts the fate of the downtrodden so liberals eating out won't feel guilty. The other view is in one day it adds massive overhead to businesses struggling to maintain margins.
Of course if independent eating joints go under, that's a relief to a state that in its heart of hearts wants to deal only with large, and compliant corporate retailers who can raise prices at will.