Energy & Environment

Democrats’ Progressive Agenda to Focus on Lifting Maryland’s Middle Class

Maryland’s Democrats are standing with the state’s middle class this legislative session, leaders said Tuesday morning as they unveiled a legislative priorities package that...

Bill Banning Styrofoam to Have One Less Hurdle

Legislation to ban all polystyrene products in Maryland will face one less hurdle in the state Senate this year. The bill, sponsored by Sen....

Lawmakers Seek Longer Environmental Review for Hogan Road-Widening Plan

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s plan to widen the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 could be pushed back for a year if the General...

Clean Energy Bill Backers Question Delay of Study on Current Standards

As lawmakers prepare to introduce and debate legislation to double Maryland’s reliance on clean energy, they are wondering what happened to a report from...

Hogan Previews $46.6 Billion Budget Plan

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) will introduce a budget on Friday that includes no new taxes, raises for state employees and spending on...

Ex-‘Rabble Rouser’ Takes a Gavel: ‘It’s Great to Play a Central Role’

For all their philosophical differences, state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and Sen. Paul G. Pinsky (D-Prince George’s) do agree on...

Legislative Leaders See Progressive Initiatives Advancing

Legislative leaders signaled support for several progressive causes on the first day of this year’s General Assembly session, suggesting that a boost in the...

Poll Shows Strong Support for Rx Drug Measure, Health Care Mandate, Clean Energy

Marylanders strongly support three of the Democrats’ top progressive legislative priorities.A poll being released Wednesday – the kick-off of the 90-day General Assembly session...

2019 General Assembly Preview: No Kirwan, No Cry

The Maryland General Assembly kicks off its 439th session on Wednesday with the great expectations that accompany every first year of a four-year legislative...

State of the Bay: Fragile

For the first time in a decade, the health of the Chesapeake Bay has been downgraded, according to an annual report card measuring a...