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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State Assembly gives final approval to bill delaying New York City’s 5-cent bag fee

The state Assembly Tuesday approved a bill to sack a controversial 5-cent fee on disposable bags in New York City.

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Bag Fee for New York City Is Delayed by State Legislature

A law that would have charged New York City shoppers 5 cents for using disposable bags will almost certainly be delayed after leaders of the State Assembly joined with the State Senate to oppose the measure.

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Southwest Brooklyn continues to fight impending bag fee

Southwest Brooklyn continues to be up in arms over the five cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags at supermarkets that is slated to be implemented starting Wednesday, February 15.

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