Gothamist: New York State Senate Votes Down NYC Plastic Bag Fee

Friggin’ Simcha Felder. This nutjob running on all parties and aligning himself with Republicans. GET HIM OUT OF THE STATE SENATE.

“New York City had been discussing the possibility of a bag fee for several years. In May, the City Council narrowly voted in favor of tacking on a five cent fee for each non-reusable paper or plastic bag that a consumer takes at a shop. The bill was originally intended to go into effect this past October, but the Council voted to delay implementation until February 15 after State Senator Simcha Felder, who represents parts of South Brooklyn, introduced a bill to place a statewide prohibition on bag taxes. In an attempt to salvage the tax, the bill’s supporters agreed to hash out further details with state legislators opposed to the bill, with the goal of negotiating a mutually acceptable policy.”

Full article here.

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