San Juan, Puerto Rico • A night at the theater — or an afternoon of baseball — will now take a bigger chunk of cash from the pockets of Puerto Rico's elderly.
Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Thursday signed a law that eliminates mandatory free passes to people 75 or older during events at public installations. It also raises the age at which people get a 50 percent discount — to 65 from 60.
Puerto Rico's entertainment industry had been pushing for changes to the 1985 law, arguing that so many elderly citizens were snatching up cut-rate tickets that it was stifling productions and hurting the economy, while forcing ticket prices higher.