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Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Abbott opinion murky on plastic bag bans

Plastic bag bans in Texas cities such as Austin and Laredo may be legally sound, according to an opinion issued by Attorney General Greg Abbott's office handed down on Friday afternoon — that is, as long as they didn't ban bags for the purposes of “solid waste management.”

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Lawmaker, retailers target cities’ plastic bag bans

A letter from a state lawmaker asks the attorney general's office to give an opinion on whether Texas cities' bans on plastic bags are in compliance with the state’s health and safety laws. At least nine cities,...

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