Just when we thought it was dead, the Prince George’s County bag tax seems to have come back to life. After three failed votes last month, the legislation was finally approved by the county’s House delegation, and has headed to another Maryland House committee for approval. From there it will go to the full House and Senate. But things are looking up, reports the Times:
“I think it’s passed the biggest hurdle,” said Delegate Justin D. Ross, Prince George’s Democrat. “This is about environmental justice. It’s about kids not having to walk by trash on the way to school.”
Like the District’s two-year-old bag tax, the Prince George’s County tax would mean businesses would have to charge five cents for disposable bags.
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