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Ben Boychuk

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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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