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Statehouse efforts to ban local plastic bag bans

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Across the state, local governments of the flip flop and buttoned-up varieties have stepped out and banned single-use plastic bags over concerns about pollution. Still though, Republican leaders in the Statehouse set out this session to kill those efforts; the same folks who would tell you they're small government conservatives who value home rule. Not surprisingly, the plastic bag lobby spent more than $30,000 lobbying S.C. lawmakers. And it worked. —Sam Spence

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