Author Archives: Capital News Service

Rail stimulus money: Boost for Md. or ‘insult’?

WASHINGTON — While Maryland politicians are praising the $70 million in stimulus dollars the state received for high-speed rail improvements, the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, Rep. John Mica of Florida, called Maryland’s share “peanuts” and “an insult.” ...

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Md. wants help with snow costs

WASHINGTON — Maryland’s congressional delegation is encouraging President Barack Obama to loosen the purse strings on federal funding to cover the toll December’s record-breaking snowstorm took on public resources. The state’s senators and congressmen signed a letter to Obama Wednesday ...

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Mental health advocates rally for alcohol tax

ANNAPOLIS – More than 300 health providers, policy makers, and citizens concerned or affected by mental illness rallied on Lawyer’s Mall Wednesday afternoon protesting any further cuts in the mental health budget and supporting a bill that would tax alcohol ...

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For Waxter, replacement is just not an option

ANNAPOLIS — If the Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Services had his way, he’d tear down the Thomas J.S. Waxter Children’s Center and rebuild Maryland’s only state-run, secure residential facility for female juvenile offenders from scratch. In Waxter’s place, ...

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