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A five-cent tax on plastic bags isn't changing the behavior of Montgomery County shoppers as much as officials had hoped.
Virginia lawmakers will consider the bag tax in the upcoming legislative session.
Shreds of dirty plastic bags wedged between rocks and wrapped around tree trunks once littered the banks of the Anacostia River. But the environmental hazards and imposing eyesore have nearly disappeared since Washington, D.C implemented a disposable bag fee two years ago.
An attempt to allow Prince George's County lawmakers to impose a 5-cent fee on disposable shopping bags has died in the General Assembly.
Prince George's County could soon become the latest jurisdiction in the Washington area to add a fee for paper and plastic bags shoppers get in the checkout line.
Would you give up plastic supermarket bags to save 20 cents? The latest bag fee proposal in Virginia is sparking debate.
Roads, taxes, money for families and the disabled -- just some of the things Fairfax County citizens say the General Assembly should tackle when they get back to work this week.