For Immediate Release
Below is a statement from the American Progressive Bag Alliance on today’s 122-15 vote in the New York State Assembly imposing a moratorium on the New York City grocery bag tax.
“New York City residents are facing a brand new tax that won’t help the environment, but will instead only serve to enrich grocers while hurting bodegas. A new grocery bag tax will hurt New York’s most vulnerable people, including low-income residents, senior citizens, and working families. This tax has faced bipartisan opposition, and we are thankful the State Legislature placed a moratorium on it. It is our hope that the Governor signs it so we can relieve New Yorkers of this burden.”