SCHENECTADY, NY , March 28, 2019 (Local News) -Gov. Cuomo and state lawmakers are preparing to ban single-use plastic bags statewide.
The environmentally-friendly move, which made headway Wednesday during budget talks, could also include a fee on paper bags as a way to encourage people to bring reusable totes with them when they go grocery shopping.
"Cracking down on the environmental blight caused by plastic bags has long been a priority for the Governor and was one of the first budget proposals he unveiled this year," said Cuomo senior adviser Richard Azzopardi. "We're encouraged by the emerging consensus on this issue and will continue to work with the Legislature to finalize a budget that works for all New Yorkers."
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