Ben Boychuk

City Journal

Guest

Associate editor of the libertarian City Journal, where he writes on education,
California politics and policy

Ben Boychuk on KCRW

Last year, the legislature passed and Governor Brown signed a ban on plastic bags in California. The ban won't go into effect unless voters approve it -- but that wasn't enough.

Playing Politics with Plastic Bags

Last year, the legislature passed and Governor Brown signed a ban on plastic bags in California. The ban won't go into effect unless voters approve it -- but that wasn't enough.

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