It would phase out the 5-cent can and bottle return.
Friday, January 18
Sen. Michael Moore, D-Millbury, is supporting a group's effort to phase out the bottle bill by filing legislation that would replace the 5-cent deposit on cans and bottles with a one cent fee that would be paid by the bottlers, reported the Worcester Business Journal. Chris Flynn, president of the Massachusetts Food Association, told WBJ, "Ninety percent of the cities and towns have available to them either curbside or drop-off programs for their recyclables. Why are we segregating recyclables, some of the recyclables and bringing them back to a food store? One, it's not the environment we should be bringing back our trash. And two, it's at a significant increased cost. It's about three to four times more expensive." Moore said he welcomed…
The incumbent is "excited to get started in January."
Incumbent Michael Moore has retained his seat in the state senate, trumping Republican challenger Steve Simonian in the Second Worcester District. Simonian recently conceded to Moore, according to campaign manager Keith Mitchell. Sen. Moore, D-Millbury, was elected in Nov. of 2008 and represents the towns of Auburn, Grafton, Leicester, Millbury, Wards 2 and 4 in Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Upton and Wards 5-7 and Precincts 1 and 5 in Ward 8 in Worcester. “I’m honored by the overwhelming show of support I’ve received throughout this election," said Moore, celebrating at Calabria in Millbury, "but behind every campaign is a team of selfless volunteers, giving their heart and soul to our cause. We are joined together by a common belief in good …