Thursday, October 19, 2006

Bottle Bill Threat

Today's Crain'$ Insider is reporting that supporters of expanding the bottle bill are upbeat about their chances considering the fact that Eliot Spitzer has publicly supported the measure as Attorney General. They are probably right to be optimistic since Judy Enck, a long time bottle bill promoter, is Spitzer's environmental advisor.

The food and beverage folks have a great deal of work to do because if Spitzer puts the initiative into his first budget proposal it will be difficult for the industry to rely on the ability of Senate Majority Leader Bruno to stifle the measure.