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Rawlings-Blake to sign bottle tax to fund schools

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to sign into law an increased bottle tax to renovate the city’s crumbling schools. Rawlings-Blake is scheduled to join schools CEO Andres Alonso and education advocates at Northwood Elementary School on Tuesday. She will sign ...

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City Council gives preliminary OK to bottle tax

A key committee of the Baltimore City Council voted Monday afternoon to send a proposed 3-cent increase in the city’s bottle tax to the full council for a vote this month. The Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee voted out ...

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Report: Bottle tax increase will lead to job losses in Baltimore

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s plan to increase the container tax by three cents to help fund school construction will result in a new wave of job losses in Baltimore and also harm working families, according to a report released Friday by ...

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Mayor pushes bottle tax increase for school construction

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has pledged to seek a three-cent increase in the bottle tax this year as a way to help raise $300 million to help fund school construction and renovations. In her first State of the City address ...

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Baltimore schools CEO Alonso pitches plan to borrow $1.2B

ANNAPOLIS — The chief executive officer of Baltimore’s public schools has told state lawmakers that he hopes to borrow $1.2 billion to overhaul the city’s public school buildings. Andres Alonso spoke Tuesday to the Senate Budget and Taxation committee, telling ...

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