January 18, 2017

Plasticbaglaws.org January 2017 On May 5, 2016, the New York City Council adopted the #BYOBag law, which requires that all retailers in NYC charge a 5-cent minimum fee for each carryout bag provided at check-out. Due to preemption legislation introduced by state legislators later that month and a resulting compromise, implementation …

June 20, 2016

PBS News Hour June 20, 2016 By Joshua Barajas Fernandez. Guerrero. Martinez. As the names of the victims in the Orlando shooting were announced, it quickly became clear that the traumatic event had disproportionately affected the city’s Latino community. Nearly all 49 victims killed at the Pulse gay nightclub, were …

June 2, 2016

Forbes June 1, 2016 By Kelly Phillips Erb Philadelphia’s Mayor Jim Kenney wants to do something that no other major American city has done so far: pass a targeted soda tax. If you think you’ve heard this before, you’re not wrong. In 2011, then Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter proposed a soda …