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Kansas GOP lawmakers move to prevent local bans on plastic


March 30, 2022

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.

A bill prohibiting such local bans cleared the GOP-controlled Legislature on Monday and is headed toward Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's desk.

Kelly hasn't publicly said what she'll do with the bill but told reporters Monday, "I am 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 Senate approved the measure first last...

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