Bottle Tax Set To Increase

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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 $10 million, which will be coupled with other sources to float $300 million in bonds to repair and reconstruct the city’s dilapidated schools.

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