The Royal Oak Daily Tribune and the Macomb Daily both editorialize today against Senate Bill 1285, introduced by Sen. Bruce Patterson, R-Canton, which would mandate that newspaper publishers charge a deposit on each paper sold equal to 50 percent of the paper's cost and use the money to create recycling programs and redemption centers. Any unclaimed deposit money would be turned over to the state and put in the school aid fund.

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Both editorials cite this recent blog post by Russ Harding, senior environmental policy analyst, in which he deemed the bill the "Newspaper Death Act."

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