Plastic Bag Tax

A Heastie decision on plastic bag fees

Assembly speaker cites curious rationale for blocking city’s eco-friendly law. Blog by Eric Engquist.

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Earth-loving New Yorker slams senator for blocking bag fee

Manhattanite David Camacho says Simcha Felder is “on the wrong side of history”. OP-ED from Crain’s New York.

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State must stop NYC’s bag fee

The City Council’s latest social-engineering experiment will provoke class warfare. OP-ED from Crain’s New York.

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Albany Blocks NYC’s Plastic Bag Fee

Last year, the New York City Council voted to impose a fee for single-use shopping bags. But on Monday, the State Senate passed legislation putting a moratorium on the city’s law. On Tuesday, the Assembly followed suit. If the governor signs it, it will derail what city officials say is a common-sense environmental measure.

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State Lawmakers Move to Postpone NYC Bag Fee

State lawmakers are poised to overrule New York City’s impending fee on non-reusable shopping bags after legislators from both parties voted Tuesday to delay any fee until at least next year.

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