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Fee on plastic bags distributed in Baltimore wins committee approval
Fee on plastic bags distributed in Baltimore wins committee approval

Customers who shop in Baltimore would have to pay 5 cents for each plastic bag at supermarkets and other merchants under legislation that's making its way through the City Council. A key council committee voted Wednesday to send the measure to the full council, where it is expected to receive a vote Monday. A majority of City Council members support the bill. And Councilman James B. Kraft, the bill's sponsor, who has spent a decade pushing for the measure as way to reduce litter, said he is confident that the fee will pass. But several council members raised concerns about a new fee after Tuesday's election, in which Republican Larry Hogan won the gubernatorial race....

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