Mason residents react to Canadian penny legislation

By Cody Harrell
Mason Times staff writer

MASON—Citizens working cash registers in Mason are not looking forward to the U.S. Mint’s consideration to stop penny production. Mason storeowners and residents are considering the benefits of abandoning the penny in response to the national debate over currency expenses. Kean’s General Store owner Theresa Wren doesn’t see the value of keeping pennies around. “All of the product that is marked as $9.99 or $3.49 would just be rounded up and easier to read.”

A Chicago Tribune article published Feb. 5 addressed the debate concerning the recent decision by Canadian legislatures to discard the penny as legal tender.