After several votes, a decrease in the proposed tax and a lot of controversy, the Baltimore City Council passed a bottle tax Thursday that will tack on 2 cents to some bottled beverages bought in the city.The revised version of the container tax passed by a vote of 8-4. The 2-cent tax was introduced this week after a 4-cent tax was defeated last week.The 2-cent tax will raise about $5.7 million and help with the city's looming budget deficit, according to city leaders.Earlier report here.
24 June 2010
Baltimore Beverage Container Tax Passes 8-4
Update from WBAL-TV: