ALBANY, N.Y. -- Food retailers dodged a bullet here this week when an onerous "bottle bill" was killed from the state's budget legislation. The bill, included in the budget by Gov. Eliot Spitzer, proposed expanding the state‘s 5-cent deposit to several more bottle types and would have required that unclaimed deposits be sent to a state environmental fund. “We were very pleased it was not included as part of the budget,” said Mike Rosen, senior vice president at the New York Food Industry ...

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