Connecticut Mulls Plastic-Bag Fee

HARTFORD, Conn. — The state General Assembly here is scheduled to hold a public hearing this week on a bill that would create a 5-cent fee for using disposable grocery bags, effective Jan. 1 of next year.

HARTFORD, Conn. — The state General Assembly here is scheduled to hold a public hearing this week on a bill that would create a 5-cent fee for using disposable grocery bags, effective Jan. 1 of next year.

The bill was introduced last month and is scheduled to go before the Assembly's Environment Committee on Wednesday. The 5-cent fee would not be applied to customers receiving government-sponsored food benefits.

As proposed, the bill would also bar individual municipali

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