Energy & Environment

City Lawmakers Push to End Tax Sales Over Water Bills

No one should lose their home for a past-due water bill. That’s the notion behind legislation filed by state Sen. Mary Washington (D-Baltimore City) and...

State of the State: Hogan Preaches Bipartisanship But Tweaks Dems on Key Agenda Items

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s fifth State of the State address Wednesday was a paean to bipartisanship and a celebration of his first-term accomplishments.But...

Text of Gov. Hogan’s State of the State Address

My fellow Marylanders:I am humbled to once again stand before this general assembly after four years of bipartisan cooperation and historic progress to report...

State to Begin Monitoring Air Quality Near Eastern Shore Poultry Houses

The Maryland Department of the Environment announced Tuesday that it will begin sampling air quality near Lower Eastern Shore poultry houses on a trial...

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...