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  • D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) said the 5-cent tax on plastic bags has led to a 66 percent reduction in plastic bags in the water.

    Trash-free Anacostia?

  • County Executive Isiah Leggett D proposed a 5-cent bag tax Monday that would apply to nearly all retail establishments, from hardware stores to wig shops.

    Leggett proposes broad 5-cent bag tax in Montgomery

  • The 5-cent deposit, puny as it is, makes the bottles and cans worth some people's time to pick up and thus reduces litter.

    Unwelcome addition (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • • US Bancorp —12.5-cent quarterly dividend rate, up from five cents, plus a 50-million share-repurchase program.

    A Guide to Bank Dividends

  • Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett proposed a 5-cent bag tax Monday that would apply to nearly all retail establishments, not just stores that sell food, as is the case in the District.

    Leggett proposes 5-cent bag tax for Montgomery County

  • Intersex fish, sharks and now lobsters have been found in the Potomac (WTOP); a Maryland woman has been struck and killed by a school bus driven by her son (WUSA); despite ominous predictions, a new report finds that D.C. business have not been harmed by the city's 5-cent bag tax, though city's revenues from the program has been far below expectations.

    Lori's A.M. Buzz: Rain, fixing Pepco, lobsters

  • The city's 5-cent tax on bags began last January, but consumers spent much less pocket change than predicted to pay for bags from grocery, liquor and convenience stores.

    D.C. bag tax nets $2 million

  • Carr D-District 18 said he plans to reintroduce a revised version of a bill that would add a 5-cent fee for each new plastic or paper bag used by retail shoppers.

    Bag tax to be proposed in Md.

  • Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is proposing a 5-cent bag fee that would cover nearly all merchants -- from grocery stores to wig shops -- in Montgomery County.

    A.M. Buzz: Mardi Gras, UDC, gas prices

  • Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett D is proposing a 5-cent fee for paper and plastic bags at grocery stores in the county, The Gazette reports.

    Bag tax in Montgomery County?

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