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Beverage Industry

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  • Rawlings-Blake readies for battle over proposal to raise bottle tax

    Rawlings-Blake readies for battle over proposal to raise bottle tax
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration is gearing up for a tough fight over her plan to raise Baltimore's bottle tax to pay for repairs to dilapidated city schools. A bill to increase the 2-cent tax to 5 cents – and devote all bottle-tax...
  • Mayor, Alonso ask legislators for school construction flexibility

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore schools chief Andrés Alonso told legislators Friday that the city needs more flexibility in spending the school construction money it gets from the state — seeking a change that would let the school...
  • For city schools, a promising vision

    For city schools, a promising vision
    The proposal to rapidly overhaul Baltimore's aging school facilities that district CEO Andrés Alonso presented to a state Senate committee last week represents one of the most important and innovative ideas the city has offered in recent years to break...
  • Critics pounce on Coke, Pepsi health initiatives

    Critics pounce on Coke, Pepsi health initiatives
    Sodas, sports drinks and other sugary beverages are an unhealthy choice for kids, according to the nation's leading pediatricians' group, which strictly opposes the sale and advertising of the products in schools. Yet Coca-Cola's Live Positively slogan...
  • Two state-sponsored wine and food expos coming up in Richmond

    Two state-sponsored wine and food expos coming up in Richmond
      Mark your calendar for two state-sponsored food and wine events coming up in February and March at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in downtown Richmond. The fifth annual Virginia Wine Expo will take place February 24-26, and the 2012 Virginia...
  • Higher bottle tax will cost jobs in Baltimore

    Higher bottle tax will cost jobs in Baltimore
    There is no question Baltimore City schools need financial help to renovate aging buildings, but one aspect of the plan to finance this massive renovation project misses the mark and will have a devastating impact on hard-working businesses and families...
  • Dairy farms still vital to Harford County despite fewer farms

    Dairy farms still vital to Harford County despite fewer farms
    It's been 25 years since the federal government bought out a substantial number of dairy farmers in Harford County. Despite the federal buyout program and the suburbanization of a large swath of the county, dairy farming remains a way of life on 21...
  • Burb's Eye View: The separation of paper and plastic

    I was suspended about 10 feet above your trash on a platform 3 feet wide when I realized that as much as I knew about recycling, I knew nothing at all. Take Styrofoam. All I’ve ever heard about Styrofoam is how it won’t decompose for 1...
  • Local Farms to D.C.: "Don't Forget About Us!"

    Local Farms to D.C.: "Don't Forget About Us!"
    Connecticut dairy farmers say they are getting the short end of the stick in the national debate over agriculture reform.  That’s because the average sized New England farm is tiny compared to the big agriculture that sprawls across the Midwest,...
  • Don't smash the bottle tax

     Don't smash the bottle tax
    Perhaps it comes from an excess of caffeine and corn syrup, but the beverage industry and its retail allies always seem to be fired up about one thing or another. The latest example is their crusade to repeal Baltimore's controversial bottle tax that...
  • Virginia is now on the wine world's radar

    Virginia is now on the wine world's radar
    Despite a wine making tradition that pre-dates California's by hundreds of years, Virginia has only recently earned itself a seat at the big table of international vintners. For many years, Virginia's winemaking reputation elicited little excitement...