If there is one thing as certain as the sun rising in the morning it is that the California legislature will pass laws that make no sense and hurt its economy.  The Associated Press reports that the California Assembly just passed a bill the would create a California-wide ban on stores putting merchandise in plastic bags.  The law would also require stores to charge customers for paper bags if they do not have their own bags.  Rather than dealing with the real problems of the state on the verge of bankruptcy that has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, the incompetent and dangerous California legislature continues to add fuel to the California fire.

There is a lot of misinformation about plastic bags being tossed around.  For facts about plastic bags, go to The Trust About Plastic Bags.

Update:  “Those reusable grocery bags meant to replace the thin plastic ones can harbor germs and pose a risk to your health, according to a study by the University of Arizona.”