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Tag Archives: 2017 Maryland General Assembly

Fracking moratorium, ban bills both likely to come to Senate floor

ANNAPOLIS — Competing bills that ban fracking or extend the current moratorium on the controversial natural gas extraction process are both likely headed to the Senate for a vote. Sen. Joan Carter Conway, D-Baltimore City and chair of the Education, ...

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Bill may ban foam to-go carriers from food businesses in Md.

ANNAPOLIS — All expanded polystyrene products used for packaging food products, including foam carriers, could be banned from all Maryland food businesses if pending legislation is passed in the General Assembly this session.The legislation, sponsored in the House by Del. Brooke ...

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Maryland has a budget problem — but no one can agree on why

ANNAPOLIS — Despite Maryland’s apparent prosperity, the state has a perennial budget problem. Maryland is in the top 10 for average annual wage and an unemployment rate a half-percent below the national average. But it also has a structural deficit ...

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Lead-paint bill would let Baltimore sue for past damages

ANNAPOLIS – Bills that would hold accountable those whose products cause lead poisoning, and taking lead out of drinking water, are moving through legislative committees in the Maryland General Assembly this session. The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony Wednesday on ...

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