Courtesy of Associated Press:

Courtesy Associated Press:

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An attempt to override Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert's veto of a ban on most single-use plastic bags by retailers has failed.

The override vote Tuesday by the City Council was 4-3, falling one vote short.

The ban measure's sponsors, Councilmen Pete Festersen and Ben Gray, say they were unable to sway a fifth council member to switch positions.

The original vote on the ban also was 4-3. The measure would ban plastic bags from all retailers larger than 10,000 square feet by 2022.

Stothert had questioned the measure's effectiveness in fighting litter.