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Tax would drastically cut plastic bag use, D.C. CFO says

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Adding a 5-cent tax to the disposable bags used by most D.C. retailers will reduce the use of those river-clogging agents by 80 percent within four years, the District’s chief financial officer details in new projections. In his fiscal impact statement on the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Act, CFO Natwar Gandhi estimates the proposed tax would generate $3.6 million in revenue during...

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