18 April 2012

Will Baltimore Get Another Bottle Tax Hike?

A hearing of the  Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee occurs in City Hall at 5 PM today to determine whether Baltimore raises its per-bottle tax on beverages from two cents to five cents.

The topic of Baltimore's bottle tax has been roundly discussed before here.

A lobbyist group of beverage and retail industry folks have been lobbying long, hard, and expensively (with radio ads, TV time, and even direct-mail flyers) against this tax.

I predict that at the end of the night, in spite of any lobbying efforts, I'll be citing a Rush Limbaugh book title once again.

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