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Paper bags acquire an extra charge in Westport stores

Companies with local stores like Whole Foods, Bluemercury and Stew Leonard’s have distributed reusable bags to promote environmental awareness.

Lauren Hassell ʼ22, Web Features Editor

November 19, 2019

Westport has enacted a $.10 tax that local, non-corporate stores have the option to apply to every paper bag provided to their customers.  According to the Connecticut State Department of Revenue Services (DRS), municipalities are permitted to enact or enforce an ordinance concerning single-use checkout bags ...

Trump’s tax plan disastrous in every way

Trump’s tax plan disastrous in every way

November 7, 2017

By Madison Sell '18 A few weeks ago, Trump released his official tax plan pending congressional approval. There has been major backlash from both sides of the isle, and rightfully so. Trump’s plan enhances many pre existing problems and creates plenty of new ones as well, many of which contradi...

Possible new tax has teachers frustrated

Possible new tax has teachers frustrated

October 27, 2017

By: Alexander Massoud '20 A potential tax on teacher salaries that would affect public school teachers is being proposed to the Connecticut state legislature. The tax was part of the Republican state budget proposal, which was approved about a month ago, but is still being passed around the state...

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