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Aug 23 13 4:51 PM

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Daylin Leach, Shopping, Tax


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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – A new bill introduced by State Sen. Daylin Leach could impose a two cent tax on each new plastic bag used by grocery shoppers statewide.
Similar regulations take place in grocery stores around Los Angeles, Calif., and even in Europe.


KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino talked to Sen. Leach about the proposed bill’s purpose and why Pennsylvania should adopt this new process.
“Most grocery store trips take about a half an hour, but those plastic bags stick around for thousands of years after that,” explained Sen. Leach.



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Aug 23 13 5:37 PM

Already law here in Seattle @ 5 cents per bag. This would be easier to swallow if the money was mandated for cleanup or other environmental issues. Not the case here as the retailers get to keep the money in full:(

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Aug 23 13 7:56 PM

Here in Canada, we pay a nickle for plastic bags and the gov is phasing out the penny, so purchases are rounded off to the nickle as well. Not only are they nickle and diming us but pennying us as well. Taking it to a new level of blood-sucking. Look under every rock to squeeze every last drop from the populace. It's getting on my nerves.

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Aug 24 13 12:29 AM

California is switching to no plastic at all. Grocery stores in the Bay Area only sell paper bags for ten cents. And of course they are so poorly made, they break with anything more than a couple of items in them.

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Aug 24 13 9:45 AM

Government just can't stop passing new burdens, laws and taxes on the people. Of course, government usually exempts themselves. This is what you get when you elect the same idiots over and over and over and over again.

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