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Iowa: Good News and Bad News On Bottles

Good news: The Iowa General Assembly has decided that the “new” bottle bill tax proposed by Iowa Governor Chet Culver (see earlier story) is dead for 2008.Coke Bottles As you would probably think, I’m pleased. It’s not clear if the reason for the timely demise is that there’s too much confusion, the idea needs more work than the Legislature can handle during it’s 100-day session (Iowa’s General Assembly meets until April 22, or at least per diem expenses cease to be paid at that point), public sentiment has been strong enough to kill it, the grocery lobby bought enough lunches, or it’s just a stupid idea.

I’m convinced that there is room to discuss expanding the program to include water and juice bottles, although …


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