Kansas GOP lawmakers move to prevent local bans on plastic
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican legislators in Kansas are trying to prevent cities and counties from banning, limiting, or even taxing plastic bags, straws, and food containers.
Kelly hasn’t publicly said what she’ll do with the bill but described herself Monday to reporters as “a major local-control advocate.” Supporters of the measure don’t yet have the two-thirds majorities in both chambers necessary to override a veto.
The measure is backed by groups representing small business owners, restaurant operators, and plastic bag manufacturers. Environmentalists oppose it.
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