Baltimore City To Finalize Budget On Monday

On Monday, June 21st, the Baltimore City Council plans to pass a finalized version of the FY 2011 budget. The Baltimore Sun reports,

The spending plan, which cuts $121 million from the city’s $2.2 billion budget, and an accompanying $50 million package of taxes and fees, have been the subject of a months-long struggle between the administration and the council.The council and the city’s spending board have approved about $43 million in revenue-generating measures. But the council has not made a decision on a four-cent bottle tax that Rawlings-Blake says could generate $11 million.

The bottle tax has been fiercely opposed by a coalition of beverage distributors and store owners.

Click here for more information on the components of the City’s spending plan.

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