Baltimore Mayor: Bottle tax will prevent programs being cut

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There are new developments in the debate over a controversial beverage tax in Baltimore.  If it doesn’t pass, the mayor’s office says it will slash funding for some programs designed to keep the city clean.

Pay more for a soda or see more soda bottles floating in the Harbor. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake now says if a four-cent beverage tax doesn’t pass, the city could lose up to $11 million in revenue.

“I want a sustainable revenue base for our city,” Rawlings-Blake said.

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