ATR opposed California SB 270, currently pending in the California State Assembly Committee on Appropriations. This ill-conceived plastic bag prohibition and paper ban tax would raise the cost of living in what is already one of the most expensive state in which to reside, reduce job opportunities, and comes at a time when California taxpayers and employers can least afford it. Aside from the negative economic impact it would have, a crusade against plastic bags and a hefty tax on paper bags is also a huge distraction from all of the serious challenges facing the state.

You can read ATR’s full opposition letter here.

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