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MontCo Council approves bag tax

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The Montgomery County Council Tuesday approved a 5-cent tax on each paper and plastic carryout bag bought at retail locations in the suburb, mirroring a similar law in the District implemented to remove trash from area waters. With an 8-1 vote, the council approved the tax, saying that consumers will use fewer disposable bags to avoid the charge. "It is a prudent approach," said Councilman...

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