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June 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Launches New Campaign to Promote Reusable Bags (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is launching a new outreach campaign to encourage residents to use reusable bags. Lorna Virgili reports that you can get free reusable bags at your local library. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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August 11, 2015 | Backpack Journalist

A Look Back at Montgomery County’s Bag Tax by Jonah Loshin

It’s been over three and a half years since legislature passed a bill proclaiming each additional bag to be 5 cents. So, now we look back on the tax, is it working, is it worth it?

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November 6, 2013 | Staff Writer

Berliner Agrees to More Time to Evaluate Bag Tax

Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner, chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, wrote to County Executive Isiah Leggett on Nov. 6 regarding Bill 10-13. The bill would modify the County’s 5-cent tax on bags. Berliner said he and the bill’s co-sponsors will agree to the Executive Branch’s request to allow more time for […]

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November 3, 2013 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Media and Montgomery County Bag Fees

Bag Tax Discussion Planned for Nov. 4

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T and E) Committee will hold a work session at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4 to discuss Bill 10-13 that would amend the County’s bag tax law to limit the five-cent fee only to bags distributed at “food stores.” The T and E Committee, which […]

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June 18, 2013 | Staff Writer

Bag Tax Public Hearing & Infographic (Photo)

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment (T&E) Committee will hold a public hearing on making some changes to the scope of the bag tax at 7:30 p.m. on June 18. The meeting will be televised live on CCM Channels Comcast 6, RCN 6 and Verizon 30. Proposed Bill 10-13 would limit the […]

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May 1, 2013 | Staff Writer

Changes to Montgomery County Bag Tax Coming? (Video)

“21 This Week” host Casey Aiken and the panel discuss Montgomery County Council’s proposed changes to the bag tax. Guests Susan Heltemes and Elbridge James comment.Take a look. The next show of 21 This Week airs on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and then again at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 21. Don’t miss it! View this […]

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April 29, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Bag Tax Revisited (Video)

A bill that would revise Montgomery County’s five-cent excise tax on disposable bags was introduced before the County Council during the Council’s general session on April 23. Bill 10-13 would limit the tax to bags distributed at food stores. It also would repeal the tax on plastic food take-out bags. The County’s tax on bags […]

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April 28, 2013 | Staff Writer

A Preview (Video)

“21 This Week” host Casey Aiken previews this week’s show. Aiken and the panelists will discuss the Montgomery County bag tax, the proposed online sales tax being considered by Congress, the new leader of the Maryland Republican Party, and the possibility of NRA court challenge to the new Maryland gun law. “21 This Week” airs […]

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April 22, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Council Meets on April 23

A bill that would revise the provisions of Montgomery County’s five-cent excise tax on disposable bags will be introduced before the County Council during the Council’s general session that will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. Bill 10-13 would limit the tax to bags distributed at food stores. It also would repeal the […]

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March 30, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Engage Montgomery

Two new topics were posted this week on Montgomery County’s engageMontgomery website (http://engage.montgomerycountymd.gov), giving residents an opportunity to voice their opinions and share ideas about the carryout bag fee, and the practice of Montgomery County Public Schools to purchases school amenities using private funds. The questions up for discussion are: · If the carryout bag […]

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