Author Archives: Capital News Service

Md. tanning industry hot over new tax hike

Indoor tanners and tanning businesses nationwide are outraged over the recently signed health care reform’s 10 percent federal tanning tax that’s expected to start boosting prices this summer. “I think it [stinks],” said Scott Magnus, owner of College Park’s Beach ...

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Troubled Waxter center will remain open

ANNAPOLIS – The House Judiciary Committee has heard testimony on a bill that would close Laurel’s state-run Thomas J.S. Waxter Center for female juvenile offenders. But Delegate Kathleen Dumais, D-Montgomery, who sponsored the bill, says she did not expect it ...

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Md. renewable energy goals face obstacles

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland has an ambitious goal of producing 20 percent of its electricity with renewable resources by 2022. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, as well as energy companies, agree that it’s important to bring the renewable energy ...

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Archbishop O’Brien lobbies for BOAST bill

ANNAPOLIS — Archbishop of Baltimore Edwin O’Brien personally asked the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday to support a controversial tax credit for donations to scholarships and enrichment programs for public and private schools. The Building Opportunities for All Students ...

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Poultry farmers resist ban on arsenic in feed

ANNAPOLIS — The state attorney general and some legislators in both houses are backing a ban on arsenic in chicken feed, a move they say will help poultry farmers and the environment. But industry representatives say the measure would disadvantage ...

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