State lawmakers reach budget deal with congestion pricing, bag ban

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However, the revenue would go to the state's Environmental Protection Fund as well as a separate fund to buy reusable bags for consumers. Hawaii has an effective statewide ban, with all its counties imposing their own restrictions.

Lawmakers are facing a Monday deadline on a budget agreement.

Single-use plastic bags are a ubiquitous and destructive source of pollution.

The New York Times reports that single-use plastic bags could soon be banned across New York State.

California has had a statewide plastic bag ban since 2016.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said the Legislature and governor are committed to ending cash bail in NY, even if they can't complete the goal in the budget.

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Van Dijk has warned the Citizens though that Liverpool are in no mood to give up and are looking to win every game. Scott Parker, Fulham's interim manager, would not be surprised to see City end the season with four trophies.

Supporters say the ban would help protect the ecosystem.

"Plastic bags pollute our waterways and streets, and both plastic and paper bags contribute to the solid waste crisis and cost taxpayers money", he said.

The Food Industry Alliance, which represents many in the state's grocery industry, issued a statement earlier this year opposing Cuomo's proposal to ban plastic bags. Plastic pollution instead breaks down into tiny pieces that get gulped down by a vareity of organisms and make their way up the food chain.

A plastic water bottle and plastic bags are seen discarded with other garbage in a corner trash can in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in NY. Paper bags are biodegradable, but several studies including one from the United Kingdom's Environmental Agency, have pointed out they still require significant amounts of water to produce and generate greenhouse gases when manufactured. New York's retail food industry is reeling with significant increases in labor costs and numerous business mandates.

"New York had a chance to show real leadership and came up short", Peter Iwanowicz, executive director of Environmental Advocates of NY, tells McKinley.

Liz Moran, the environmental lobbyist for the New York Public Interest Research Group, says that's good news.

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