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Gas tax/Grocery Bags

I just read in the Seattle Times that they are voting on a proposed plastic-bag fee and foam ban. The Seattle City Council is expected to vote at a 2 p.m. meeting today whether to charge shoppers 20 cents for each disposable grocery bag they use. The fee would begin in January, and would apply to paper and plastic bags at grocery, drug and convenience stores.

The city would distribute at least one free reusable bag per household, and consider distributing extra bags to low-income shoppers.

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