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Disposable Bag 'Fee' Is Really a Tax That Requires Approval by Denver Voters

Mike Krause | Posted 10.12.2013 | Denver
Mike Krause

Members of the Denver City Council are proposing an ordinance that would impose a 5-cent charge on disposable bags. Proponents call this bag charge a "fee." But with even a little scrutiny, the ordinance is obviously much closer to a tax than it is to a fee.