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AG Paxton drops Brownsville lawsuit over plastic bag fee

Published on May 11, 2017 under CommunityImpact

Attorney General Ken Paxton has dropped a lawsuit against the city of Brownsville over a 2010 ordinance that imposed a $1 per-transaction fee on plastic bags offered at grocery stores and other retailers. The dismissal, announced Thursday, came as part of a settlement in which the city agreed to repeal the ordinance, which it had enacted in an effort to cut down on waste.  Paxton — wading into yet another fight over local control — sued the city last October, calling the $1 fee an “illegal sales tax.” According to the settlement agreement, Brownsville continues to deny that claim and maintains that it had […]

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