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.
Embarrassing. That’s what the mayor called the conditions at many Baltimore schools. Now she wants to raise the city’s bottle tax to start immediate repairs.
Another Baltimore City tax increase. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to raise the city’s two-cent bottle tax to five cents a bottle.
New battles are brewing over Baltimore’s bottled beverage tax. It’s been in effect almost a year, and now the city is making house calls to enforce it.
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