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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How many times do we see this...

Where government robs Peter to pay Paul?  In this case, Peter is the environment:

Thanks to the Providence Journal for the story:


R.I. litter tax being used for general government, not recycling

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June 17, 2013 11:35 am
By Business staff
Revenue raised from a litter tax on restaurants in Rhode Island that sell takeout food was intended to fund recycling efforts but is instead being used to support general government operations.
A state report issued Friday by a legislative task force recommends using the money to boost recycling to reduce the amount of paper and packing material sent to the state's landfill.
The task force also recommends using money from the state's wholesale beverage tax to fund recycling programs.
Together, the beverage and litter taxes generated $2 million last year. (Associated Press)

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