Before the Missouri legislature adjourned for the year, they passed a bill which would ban local cities from banning stores' plastic bags. Some cities wanted to forbid local groceries and other businesses from using these bags and passed a ban. Plastic bag bans have been popular ordinances in a growing number of cities nationwide. But, with pressure from these businesses who use the bags, state lawmakers have begun disallowing local cities from banning them.
I'm not a big "ban" fan. Each year items deemed by one group or other forces a ban on things-soda, size of food items, plastic, toys in cereal, sugar, certain seeds, and on and on. On the other hand, I'm sort of uncomfortable with the state or federal government jumping in and overruling local governments. It's a conundrum.
To be honest, I dislike the plastic bags and try to bring my own when I remember them. I especially dislike the plastic produce bags. However, I am more opposed to constant banning than I am unhappy with the bags.