Regarding the bag ban. I, for one, want the plastic bags. We use them daily for many things, from waste baskets (now I buy a box of plastic ones at the Dollar Store). We put bird feed in them, use them for muddy shoes, chicken scraps, for taking cookies places.
Yet I still buy bread, biscuits, lunch meat, cheese, veggies, water, (yes, I have two filter systems) all in plastic. It makes no sense. We won't save the world.
The checkers at all stores are taking the heat. Email, write, call your Governor Kate! (not my governor).