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Mayor Stothert vetoes Omaha plastic bag ban

Posted: 3:44 PM, May 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-22 16:49:27-04
Mayor Stothert open to the idea of plastic bag ban

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — After community debate, Omaha City Council approved the plastic ban Tuesday in a 4-3 vote, which was set to go into effect in 2022. Before the vote, Mayor Jean Stothert expressed her opposition of the ordinance and vetoed the measure Wednesday.

Read Mayor Stothert's letter to City Council below:

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