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Plastic bags

A statewide law banning single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, delis, and superstores will finally be enforced on Monday.
What will consumers do to save a nickel or two?
The City Council has voted to adopt a five-cent fee on all paper bags given to consumers at supermarkets and other stores.
Cuomo's primary stated objection to the bill was that it directed the five cent fee to merchants, an arrangement Cuomo said would yield an "unjustifiable and unnecessary" profit for private enterprise.
Under the terms of the bill, the fee's implementation will have to be delayed until 2018, when the City Council can revisit whether to move forward with it.
New York City can't come along and come up with this new creature."
After pushback from Albany, City Council Members voted to delay plastic bag fees until February 2017.
State lawmakers have counteracted City plans to enact a 5-cent plastic bag fee.
The fee will be officially instated in October, but won't be actively enforced until next April.
The Council will vote on the bill on May 5th.
What the hell is the hold up?
The mayor's SUVs sometimes idle up to an hour outside the Park Slope Y.
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