May 05, 2016

Statement Following New York City Council Vote

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May 5, 2016      

Statement from the American Progressive Bag Alliance Following New York City Council Vote to Approve Regressive Grocery Bag Tax on New Yorkers

“Today’s vote once again proves most New York City politicians have never met a tax hike they didn’t like – even one that’s terribly regressive. While the City Council and Mayor should be focusing on ethics reform, they’ve chosen to support an action that takes more money from hardworking New Yorkers and gifts it to grocers to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars per year. We appreciate the many Councilmembers who fought against this bill for years and we will be considering all options to prevent it from harming New Yorkers upon implementation.”

-Lee Califf, Executive Director of the American Progressive Bag Alliance