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Plastic Bags Could Soon Cost You 5 Cents in New Jersey

Soon, you might have to shell out 5 cents per plastic (or paper) bag on New Jersey shopping trips. Last week, state lawmakers passed a measure requiring […]

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Wolf to Veto Bill That Would Keep Philly From Taxing Plastic Bags

Gov. Tom Wolf said he will veto a bill that would prevent Philly and other municipalities from taxing plastic bags. The bill, which passed the […]

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Pa. Senate Passes Bill That Would Keep Philly From Taxing Plastic Bags

A bill that would forbid regulations on plastic bag sales across the state will make its way to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk this week. The Pa. […]

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Pa. House Passes Bill That Would Forbid Regulating Plastic Bag Sales

The state House of Representatives has passed a bill that would forbid Philadelphia and other municipalities from regulating plastic bag sales. It’s pushback against a […]

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Big Plastic Bag Wins Again

Philadelphia lawmakers have tried to both ban and tax plastic bags in the past, only to be beaten by Big Bag. When Councilman Mark Squilla introduced legislation this year […]

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The Brief: Paper or Plastic? Either Way, It Could Cost You 5 Cents a Bag

1. City Council considers a new five-cent fee on plastic and paper shopping bags. The Gist: City Councilman Mark Squilla introduced legislation that would charge shoppers five […]

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Can Disneyland Help Clean Up “Filthadelphia”?

Ever since Disneyland opened 60 years ago, cleanliness has been a virtue. Walt Disney designed the park so that visitors have trash cans at every turn — you’re never more […]

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44 Taxes We Pay as Residents of the Great City of Philadelphia

Governor Wolf introduced his budget on Tuesday. And in it he proposed an increase in spending, no pension reform, no long-term deficit reduction and no […]

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Is Philadelphia Ready for a Plastic Bag Tax?

At Tuesday’s green-themed mayoral forum, one of the few issues dividing the six candidates was a prospective tax on plastic bags in our city. Although […]