Supermarket Workers, Bodega Owners And More Protest Against Single Use Plastic Bag BanStarting March 1, all plastic carryout bags will be banned from distribution by anyone required to collect New York State sales tax.
NJ Lawmakers Consider Plastic Bag Ban, Would Be Strictest In The NationStores would not be allowed to give out single use plastic bags. The bill goes a step forward and bans paper bags as well, encouraging people to bring their own bags when shopping. 
New York State Budget: Congestion Pricing Coming To ManhattanIt has worked in cities like London and Singapore and state lawmakers are hoping congestion pricing will decrease traffic in New York City, too.
Gov. Cuomo Proud Of State Budget, Calling It 'Probably The Strongest Progressive Statement That We've Made'The actual voting began around noon on Sunday on a $175 billion budget, the second highest of any state in the nation.
Plastic Bag Ban Set To Come To New York Next MarchGovernor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers have agreed to ban the use of plastic bags, changing the way millions of New Yorkers shop.
N.Y. Lawmakers: Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags LikelyA ban on plastic bags in New York seems to be in the bag.
Cuomo To Propose Ban On Plastic Bags In Upcoming BudgetCuomo said the budget, which is set to be released Tuesday, will also include a proposal to make most non-alcoholic bottles eligible for a 5-cent redemption.
Plastic Ban Debate Heating Up In Suffolk CountyThe debate over banning plastic bags across half of Long Island is heating up as the bill comes down to a vote.
Suffolk County Legislators Working To Ban Plastic BagsIf successful, the county wide ban would be the first of its kind in the state of New York.
Conn. Lawmaker Again Seeks To Ban Plastic BagsState Sen. Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) wants the state to follow in Westport's footsteps and ban plastic bags. More than 400 million plastic bags are used and thrown away each year in Connecticut.