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City Council reintroduces bill to ban plastic bags
City Council reintroduces bill to ban plastic bags

The Baltimore City Council is once again trying to ban many stores from giving plastic bags to customers — only a month after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake shot down its last attempt. On Monday, Councilman Bill Henry reintroduced a bill Rawlings-Blake vetoed last month that sought to ban most plastic bags distributed in city grocery stores and big-box retailers. Council members Robert W. Curran, Mary Pat Clarke, Brandon M. Scott and Warren Branch quickly signed on as co-sponsors. "It was clear at the end of last year, there were people whose concerns about the bill centered on the process," Henry said. "I want to make sure there is every opportunity for people to...

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