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Paxton sues Brownsville over bag fee

Of course he does. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is wading into another fight over local control; this one about plastic bags at grocery stores. The Republican on Wednesday sued the city of Brownsville over its $1 per-bag fee, started … Continue reading

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An awful lot of people tried to sign up for insurance exchanges on Tuesday

That’s a very good thing, even if technical difficulties prevented many of them from completing the job. On the first day of sign-ups for President Barack Obama’s health care reform, a wave of consumers across the nation, including many Texans, … Continue reading

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Austin may accelerate its bag ban schedule

They’re considering their options. The City of Austin might ban the thin plastic and paper bags offered at checkout counters beginning in March 2013 a year earlier than expected and scrap plans to require retailers to charge a fee for … Continue reading

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Austin to propose ban on plastic bags

Good for them. The City Council will vote Aug. 4 on a resolution from [Mayor Lee] Leffingwell and Council Members Mike Martinez and Chris Riley that would direct staff members to propose a scope for the ban and a timetable … Continue reading

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Can we take a step forward without also taking one back?

From last week’s Texas Tribune on the subject of plastic bag recycling. On Tuesday the Senate’s Committee on Natural Resources heard testimony on a bill sponsored by the committee’s chairman, state Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, that would require large … Continue reading

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No more plastic bags in Brownsville

It will be very interesting to see how this plays out. The eyes of retail will be on Brownsville this week as the city forges ahead as the first in Texas to ban single-use plastic bags. The ordinance against the … Continue reading

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