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Bag tax: Mayor needs to pick her battles

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake needs to spend more time thinking and picking her battles and reconsider a shopping bag fee for paper bags ("A better bag tax," June 12). Her recycling initiative has been successful, and we have been diligent participants every week. We do not have a garage or space to keep a recycling can inside and keep a paper bag in the kitchen to be placed in the recycling bin for all paper, plastic, etc., which is full to the top with the collective paper bags every week.

I'm sure we are like most in the city who could not collect the recycling to take down the stairs to put in the bin without paper bags. She can't have it both ways.

Virginia Wright, Baltimore

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