Austin’s bag ban is back in the crosshairs of state Republicans

The Texas Legislature failed to pass a bill this session overturning Austin’s ban on single-use plastic bags, but the state’s top lawyer hasn’t given up on trashing the ordinances prized by environmentalists.
Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday asked the Texas Supreme Court to uphold a lower court’s ruling against bag bans — and wipe them out across the state, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
“Texas must be empowered to enforce its statewide solution of waste disposal,” Paxton…

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