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Washington state lawmakers call for limits on plastic bags

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state leaders are calling for a new way to limit the use of plastic bags.KIRO-TV reports that a new bill being announced Wednesday morning would put a 2-cent tax on each single-use plastic bag used across the state.Currently, 19 cities in Washington have plastic bag bans in place, including Seattle, Tacoma and Edmonds. Kenmore most recently approved a ban that takes effect on Jan. 1.