Here’s a few government and politics headlines for Friday:
- MarylandReporter.com reports that a few key Democratic lawmakers say that the legislature could make changes to a new stormwater runoff fee, dubbed a “rain tax” by opponents.
- The Washington Post reports that Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. is calling for a commission to take a broad look at Maryland’s prison system, following a sprawling scandal at a Baltimore facility.
- The Baltimore Sun reports that the House of Delegates’ Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next month on the Baltimore prison scandal.
- The Annapolis Capital reports that Gov. Martin O’Malley will sign legislation next week that will eliminate the death penalty in Maryland.