On Thursday night, advocates couldn’t believe their ears when senators added an amendment to expand the state’s bottle law to a jobs and economic development bill. The bill passed the Senate, and the amendment’s fate is now up to a conference committee of six lawmakers from the House and Senate. If the expansion survives, it would apply the nickel deposit to bottled water, juices, and sports drinks, which account for more than a third of all beverages sold in Massachusetts.
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