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Baltimore Bottle Tax Revived And Passed
June 25, 2010, 10:08 am
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Baltimore Bottle Tax Revived And Passed

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun:

The Baltimore City Council gave its final approval Thursday to a 2-cent tax on bottled beverages, bringing to an end months of heated debate on how to close Baltimore’s largest budget gap in memory.

The 2-cent tariff, which is set to expire in three years, represents a compromise between Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who had proposed a 4-cent tax, and council members who were pressured to oppose the tax by beverage distributors and store owners.

Baltimore appears to be the only jurisdiction to pass a bottle tax this year. Similar measures were defeated in Philadelphia and Washington following an intense push by beverage lobbyists and retailers.

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