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New York, NY - Plastic-Bags Tax Axed by City Council

Published on: May 30, 2009 10:39 PM
By: NY Post
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New York, NY - The City Council is bagging a plan to tax plastic bags.

The proposal, which Mayor Bloomberg initiated and two Albany lawmakers recently introduced in the Assembly and Senate, couldn’t gain traction in the council, which has sway over whether it would be implemented.

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The bill to place a 5-cent fee on each plastic bag distributed with purchases in the city would need approval in Albany, but the state Legislature is unlikely to institute a new city tax without a home-rule message from the council supporting it.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is up for re-election this year, told members at a private budget meeting that the plastic-bag tax will not get her support, according to people who attended the meeting.

Bloomberg conceded he will not get the green light from the council and Albany on all his plans to generate revenue.

“We’re not going to go and negotiate a budget here,” Bloomberg told reporters.

 


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 May 30, 2009 at 09:47 PM Anonymous Says:

This was one of the dumbest ideas Bloomberg has come up with (not as bad as the obesity tax but pretty close). However, the City needs more money and if its not this tax, it will be another. Get used to it if you want to live in the City.

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 May 30, 2009 at 09:57 PM HAHA Says:

KING BLOOMBERG-this is just the beginning-I cant wait till we kick you out you fraud!! you are no republican!! A liar who supported term limits (then went against it)
and the idiot who ruined bars-restaurants (no smoking) + calorie postings. THE ONLY DISGRACE IS YOU!!

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 May 30, 2009 at 10:14 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
HAHA Says:

KING BLOOMBERG-this is just the beginning-I cant wait till we kick you out you fraud!! you are no republican!! A liar who supported term limits (then went against it)
and the idiot who ruined bars-restaurants (no smoking) + calorie postings. THE ONLY DISGRACE IS YOU!!

You will have to wait at least another 4 years...there is zero chance he will not be reelected.

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 May 30, 2009 at 10:49 PM Anonymous Says:

What next taxing our garbage bags as well?

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 May 30, 2009 at 10:24 PM Anonymous Says:

if it is not one tax its got to be a different tax. we should all get it the city is claiming all of our hard earned money.

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 May 31, 2009 at 02:31 AM Anonymous Says:

I would love to tax the Mayor (Bloomberg )
for speaking on the Radio and TV ,forget taxing all the mail and phone calls I get from his campain office ..

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 May 31, 2009 at 07:26 AM U BET Says:

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Anonymous Says:

What next taxing our garbage bags as well?

Forget garbage bags--how about garbage!! a scale on every truck and they charge us by the pound for pickup-and of course its not for the tax but its to help the environment

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 May 31, 2009 at 10:22 AM the MONEY Says:

the city does not need another tax; it needs budget restraint. cut the fat, cut the pork, cut the budget. read my lips "no new taxes".....and cut the old ones too....easy enough to change tax residence these days.....first i gots to get a house.

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