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Assembly shelves bag ban

In case you missed it over the weekend, the plastic bag ban that had been before the General Assembly is dead. According to the Associated Press:

Legislation aimed at ending the use of disposable plastic bags at stores has been pulled at the request of retail and industry officials, who say they would rather encourage people to return bags to their local stores for recycling.

Another measure to require stores to charge a nickel for each paper or plastic bag provided to customers never got out of subcommittee. 

We wrote about local attitudes on plastic bags here.