Eat, play, learn. John Eager Howard is among the first city schools to receive money for renovations under a new plan approved by the General Assembly this year.
One of the oldest family-run businesses in Baltimore is closing. The owner blames high taxes in the city. Meanwhile, the mayor is defending the city bottle tax.
It’s been an East Baltimore staple for more than 80 years. But now Santoni’s grocery store is closing, and the owner is pointing the blame right at the city and its bottle tax.
A new report says Baltimore City schools need $2.5 billion in repairs. It also calls for many schools to rebuild or shut down.
A five-cent tax on every bottle of soda will soon be the law of the land in Baltimore. The so-called bottle tax bill is on its way to the mayor for her signature.
In a significant move, Baltimore’s bottle tax is no longer stopped up in a City Council committee. It’s now going to the full council.
Buying a soft drink or bottle of water in Baltimore could get more expensive. WJZ has learned the bottle tax is moving forward despite concerns it was stalled in a council committee.
The battle is brewing over a proposed increase in the bottle tax in Baltimore City. Wednesday night, both sides sounded off in front of the city council.
A soda could soon cost you more in Baltimore. The City Council is considering a bill to once again raise the bottle tax to help fund city school construction.
The battle over the bottle tax increase has been raging for months. The mayor is getting ready to introduce the official legislation.
Broken doors, hot classrooms and cracked floors. It’s what Baltimore teachers and students say they deal with everyday. But the city’s proposed bottle tax increase could change that.
Days after Balitmore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake rolled out a plan to boost construction dollars to city schools, one grassroots group is backing the proposal.