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Mayor launches campaign to raise bottle tax for schools

At a rally outside City Hall, left, proponents of an increase in Baltimore's bottle tax from 2 cents to 5 cents include the Rev. Calvin Keene of Memorial Baptist Church. At right, a rally opposed to the tax increase at the Bel-Garden Bi-Rite include Linda Ewing, an employee of the Coca-Cola plant on North Kresson Street.
At a rally outside City Hall, left, proponents of an increase in Baltimore's bottle tax from 2 cents to 5 cents include the Rev. Calvin Keene of Memorial Baptist Church. At right, a rally opposed to the tax increase at the Bel-Garden Bi-Rite include Linda Ewing, an employee of the Coca-Cola plant on North Kresson Street. (Baltimore Sun/Amy Davis)
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