The Baltimore City Council Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee is hearing the pros and cons of a fee on plastic and paper bags.
The Towson Library has reopened after being closed earlier in the day because of a bag that officials considered suspicious.
A five-cent tax on plastic bags isn’t changing the behavior of Montgomery County shoppers as much as officials had hoped.
Prince George’s County could be the next jurisdiction in line in the Washington area to add a disposable bag tax.
The Prince George’s County Council has voted in support of legislation that would create a 5-cent disposable bag tax like the ones in the nation’s capital and Montgomery County.
Montgomery County is getting ready to implement a 5-cent bag tax modeled after the one that took effect in the nation’s capital in January 2010.
Montgomery County has approved a 5-cent bag tax modeled after the one that took effect in the nation’s capital last year.
The ACLU wants to talk to people who have had their bags searched while using Washington’s Metro transit system.
Washington shoppers have spent approximately $2 million on paper and plastic bags in the past year, one nickel at a time. The city’s 5-cent tax on bags began in January of last year, but consumers spent much less pocket change than predicted to pay for bags from grocery, liquor and convenience stores.
Dozens showed up at a Metro Riders Advisory Council on Monday evening to object to the transit agency’s new random bag screening policy.
Washington’s Metro police began randomly inspecting passengers’ bags for the first time Tuesday at stations in Maryland and Virginia, a day after rights groups began an online petition against the program.