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Via: foxbaltimore.com Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake proposed increase to the city’s bottle tax is expected to move forward Monday. The plan had be on hold for months by a City Council committee. Under the mayor’s plan, the tax would increase from 2 cents to 5 cents in July 2013. Finance officials project that it will generate […]

Via: Baltimore Sun Baltimore City Budget Director Andrew Kleine and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake want to ensure that residents are clear about the proposed beverage container surcharge. The four-cent tax will be charged to distributors and residents are given a choice to avoid the tax. They urged that the tax would exclude fruit juice, milk, dairy […]

Via: Baltimore Sun Baltimore City Council members said Wednesday that they have come up with an alternative to the four-cnet tax on bottled beverages. The idea was originally proposed to lessen the city’s budget gap and was never received positively. The Council members intend to swap taxes on billboards, oversized trucks and video poker machines […]