Bisbee plastic bags dispute could test state’s power over cities

shopping-bagBy Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times

A Republican state senator wants Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate — and slap down — the city of Bisbee for what she claims is the decision to ignore a state law prohibiting local laws on plastic bags.

In a letter made public today, Gail Griffin of Hereford noted that lawmakers earlier this year reenacted a statute that specifically blocks any regulations, fees or deposits on bags, bottles, aluminum or other “auxiliary containers.” That law took effect this past Saturday.

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