Supreme Court will hear Aspen bag-fee case

Supreme Court will hear Aspen bag-fee case
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By RICK CARROLL

The Colorado Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will entertain arguments from a nonprofit that claims the city’s 20-cent charge on disposable paper bags at Aspen’s two supermarket should have gone to voters.Both the Colorado Court of Appeals and the 9th Judicial District Judge previously ruled that the fee is constitutional and did not require a public vote because it is not a tax.“It does allow us to hopefully get a favorable decision by the Supreme Court,” said Jeffrey W. McCoy, an attorney for Mountain States Legal Foundation, which has represented the Colorado Union of Taxpayers in the dispute with the …

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