And the bag fight continues.
Though the plastic bag ban slowly making its way through the Legislature this session was supposed to represent a workable compromise between the plastic industry and environmentalists, plastic bag makers are still trying to kill the bill with a late onslaught of opposition.
Last week, they launched a new television ad campaign attacking the proposal, which would require consumers to pay for heavier, reusable plastic bags at the grocery store. Now the lobbying effort comes to the Capitol.
Workers from California bag manufacturing plants and distribution companies will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. on the north steps to decry the proposed ban as a job killer and a cash grab by grocery stores. The bill, SB 270, is currently in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Warning: There will also be clowns – a dig at the “circus” of Sacramento politics – so coulrophobics, watch out.