Want Plastic? It Will Cost You 5 Cents

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If you don't bring your own bag when you shop for groceries, it could cost you a nickel for every disposable plastic or paper bag you fill.  

State lawmakers from the Environment Committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss a bill calling for proceeds to be collected to go toward municipal  recycling programs.

Reusable bags, bags used to cover dry cleaning and those used to protect delivered newspapers would be exempt from the fee.

People on food stamps would also not be charged.

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