Senate Change Impacts Legislation

Last week's upset election naming Republican Scott Brown to replace former Mass. Sen. Ted Kennedy, a Democrat, promised to take some of the pressure off some issues of concern to the food-retailing industry. In addition to the massive health care overhaul, which retailers had some concerns about, other legislation whose passage could be affected by the loss of a 60-vote Democratic majority

WASHINGTON — Last week's upset election naming Republican Scott Brown to replace former Mass. Sen. Ted Kennedy, a Democrat, promised to take some of the pressure off some issues of concern to the food-retailing industry.

In addition to the massive health care overhaul, which retailers had some concerns about, other legislation whose passage could be affected by the loss of a 60-vote Democratic majority include the Employee Free Choice Act. Retailers strongly oppose this pro-uni

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