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    Seattle Voters Reject Bag Tax

    Seattle voters rejected a tax on paper and plastic shopping bags a local election yesterday by voting against Referendum 1, which would have imposed at a 20-cent per bag tax in the city of Seattle. Nearly 60 percent of voters rejected the referendum.

    Seattle voters rejected a tax on paper and plastic shopping bags a local election yesterday by voting against Referendum 1, which would have imposed at a 20-cent per bag tax in the city of Seattle. Nearly 60 percent of voters rejected the referendum.

    According to published reports, the 20-cent bag tax was passed by the Seattle City Council about one year ago.

    The cost the bag tax would have imposed -- estimated to be an additional $300 per year per consumer -- was considered to be too much of a financial burden at a time when many in Seattle are watching their costs.

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