Suit filed over Aspen grocery bag fee
ASPEN — An anti-tax group is suing the city of Aspen over a 20-cent fee on paper bags at grocery stores.
The group says the fee is a tax that violates a state law requiring voter approval of all tax increases.
According to the Aspen Daily News, the suit was filed Tuesday by the Mountain States Legal Foundation on behalf of the Colorado Union of Taxpayers Foundation.
The Aspen City Council approved a ban on plastic bags used by grocers at check out and a 20-cent fee for paper bags in an attempt to get people to use reusable bags.