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Bag the Tax Legislative Leaders Show Little Support for Idea at this Time

Times Argus - 1:22 pm Fri Apr 16th, 2010

Given their struggles to close a $154 million budget gap, some Vermont lawmakers' ears perked up this week when they heard a proposal for a tax on plastic grocery bags.

"They're an environmental hazard, and they're made of foreign oil," said Sen. Robert Hartwell, D-Bennington. Taxing them at 10 cents apiece would raise an estimated $6 million to $9 million.

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Putney, VT 05346 (Set as Local)
Bennington, VT 05201 (Set as Local)
Morristown, VT 05661 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)

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