This discussion topic is inspired by Chapter 10 Local Government in Texas. I realize that this article is specifically about the city of Dallas and thus may not affect many of you. Please read the following Texas Monthly article:

http://www.texasmonthly.com/daily-post/dallass-plastic-bag-ban-went-effect-january-1st-and-nobody-seems-happy-about-it

What do you think? Will the bag ban or 5 cent tax really make a big impact on the environment? Will consumers just pay the tax or shop in neighboring areas without the policy? Should other cities implement the same policy? Is this local government overreaching in their “big brother” role?

Now read:

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/news/2015/06/02/5-cent-bag-fees-fate-up-in-the-air-as-dallas-council-opens-debate-today

and

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-hall/2015/06/03/dallas-city-council-debates-5-cent-bag-fee

Now what are your thoughts?

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