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Montgomery County bag tax isn't changing habits

A five-cent tax on plastic bags isn't changing the behavior of Montgomery County shoppers as much as officials had hoped.

Tags: Montgomery County Council ,

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:08pm EST

Bag tax coming to Montgomery County

If you live in D.C., you're used to bringing your own bags when going shopping. If you live in Montgomery County, you may also want to get into the habit.

Tags: ike leggett , Montgomery County

Monday - 03/07/2011, 02:35pm EST

Bag tax could be coming to Montgomery Co.

Montgomery County wants to reduce the number of plastic bags that end up in area waterways.

Tags: Neal Augenstein , Isiah Leggett , Roger Berliner

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 08:19am EST

Bag tax generates $1.5M so far for D.C.

Originally, D.C.'s tax on plastic bags was estimated to generate $4 million.

Tags: D.C. Department of the Environment , Christophe Tolou

Monday - 09/27/2010, 12:12pm EDT

Nickel bag tax would go toward cleaning bay

The Maryland General Assembly has been reluctant to raise taxes in an election year, but 39 legislators across both chambers are co-sponsoring an act that would place a 5-cent tax on disposable carryout bags.

Tags: Chesapeake Bay , Kathleen Dumais , Chesapeake Bay Restoration Consumer Retail Choice , Cheryl Glenn , Susan Aumann , Pick-up America , trash , grocery , Maryland General Assembly

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 02:00am EST