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Gov. Tom Wolfe said he would veto a bill that would stop taxing Pennsylvania towns or banning plastic singles -- Use shopping bags. The bill HB 1071 entered Wolf\'s desk after it was approved by the final legislation of the Senate on June 14. It was supported by both parties, including the Democratic representative of the main sponsor. Mike hanner of central county is trying to protect the work of the plastic bag factory in his area. J. Wolff\'s spokesman. J. Abbott said on Thursday that he expects the governor to formally veto the bill next week and will give reasons why he did so at the time. \"He plans to veto the bill,\" Abbott said in a statement . \". \"After doing so, we will send a veto message to the General Assembly explaining the reasons. Supporters say single people are restricted by blocking cities Using bags, the bill will help protect about 1,500 jobs for statewide bag manufacturers, and the governor\'s promised veto puts those jobs at risk. Matt siholm, executive director of the trade organization\'s United States progressive bags Alliance, urged Wolf to reconsider his veto because the bill was backed by both parties in both houses. \"These lawmakers are concerned about their constituents and the work of their region,\" siholm said in a statement . \". \"The governor should follow their leadership. Siholm said the plastic bag regulations enacted by the local government restricted consumers\' choices and believed that 90% of Americans could use voluntary bags. Recycling has shown strong growth over the past decade. Critics of the bill say, The use of bags is an unnecessary use of fossil fuels, clogging sewers, polluting waterways and increasing waste Cash disposal fee-The city is tense. They also believe that municipalities should be allowed to develop their own regulations on issues such as waste disposal, which legally fall under local regulations rather than statewide laws. Rep. The Delaware Democrat who voted against the bill, Regg Vitali, said it was \"good news\" that the governor was ready to veto the bill \". \"I know that in the last few days, a lot of people have contacted Governor Wolf and asked him to veto the bill,\" Vitali wrote in an email . \". \"It\'s encouraging to hear them. Hopefully this will lead to some Penn municipalities taking steps to reduce the use of plastic bags. While none of the Penn cities currently have such laws, advocates of nationwide reduction in bag use say about 160 of the U. S. Cities have some form of law to limit their use, while some countries, such as Ireland, have significantly reduced the consumption of bags. Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and some other cities oppose the bill, saying it will limit their ability to make their own decisions on waste management. Other cities, including Washington, D. C; San Jose, California. And Boulder, Colorado. They have already used their bags twice. Impose per-after 30 or more Package fee for shoppers. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny\'s spokesman, Mike Dunn, said on Thursday that the mayor \"greatly appreciated\" the governor\'s decision to veto the bill because the action defended the town\'s autonomy to make its own policy decision. The bill was voted in the House, 102- 87, it will be two short- More than thirty majority is needed.