MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Following the plastic bag ban in Minneapolis, state lawmakers are advancing bills to stop local communities from regulating business.

The Minneapolis ban goes into effect this June, and cities like Duluth may follow suit.

The ubiquitous bags are not environmentally friendly, and they’re a huge litter problem. However, they are also inexpensive for retailers and easy for consumers to use.

The bill state lawmakers are considering is the third this year that concerns the power of cities to regulate business. The other legislation involves minimum wage hikes and sick leave.

Comments (3)
  1. Why does the GOP hate the environment?

  2. Hard to know where to comment here. Too many ads. I carry bags and would gladly pay an extra 5 cents if I didn’t happen to have one on me. Simple solution.

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