Monday, September 27, 2010

Update: Bag Tax...Too Successful?

On Friday, the Examiner reported that--in an interesting twist of fate--DC's bag tax may actually be too successful. The tax, which was anticipated to raise $4M this year has only raised about $1.5M. DC's fiscal year ends 9/30, so there is no way that this remaining amount will be made up during the next few days.

However, as Christophe A.G. Tolou, director of the D.C. Department of the Environment, noted, the tax "revenue is in addition to efforts already underway," so any reduction in anticipated tax revenue will not hurt existing efforts to clean up the Anacostia River and its tributaries.

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