“So, Nick,” you’re thinking, “why on Earth would I want to work in Annapolis after reading this post?”
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley will be signing measures with an eye toward creating jobs. The governor is holding his first bill signing Tuesday morning, hours after the General Assembly adjourned at midnight. O’Malley, a Democrat, is scheduled to sign a bill to facilitate public-private partnerships. It will create a streamlined process for the private […]
After three sessions of the General Assembly that spanned almost 100 days in 2012, the last of the 797 bills approved by state legislators and made law by Gov. Martin O'Malley this year will go into effect as the fireworks start in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
If there was any question about how focused the General Assembly special session would be on gambling, the question was answered when the Senate convened Thursday morning. ...
The Republican leader of the Senate said his caucus will introduce 10 bills intended to improve the business climate in Maryland when members convene for a gambling-focused special session of the General Assembly on Thursday
WASHINGTON — Pepco says it plans to test a Maryland program used during times of peak electricity demand, a voluntary program where customers’ air conditioners are briefly turned off. Pepco says it’s planning a test of the “Energy Wise Rewards” program Thursday. Customers who participate in the program agree to have their air conditioning turned […]
Small businesses in Montgomery County are on their way to getting a helping hand as two bills aimed at assisting them make their way through the County Council. Eighteen people spoke in support of the bills on Tuesday at a public hearing. There has been no pushback to either bill and it is likely that […]
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley lobbied lawmakers Tuesday for one of the key pieces of his environmental agenda, a reworked offshore wind power bill modeled on a New Jersey law. The bill follows one that was killed the year before by lawmakers over concerns about costs. That bill would have mandated utilities enter long-term contracts […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The U.S. Justice Department approved 76 largely non-controversial provisions of a new Florida election law Tuesday, but a decision on the four most hotly debated sections still await a decision by a federal court in Washington, D.C. Approval from the Justice Department or federal courts is required under the U.S. Voting Rights […]
ANNAPOLIS – A glance at bills signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday: PRESCRIPTION DRUGS MONITORING — After years of effort, Maryland will have a prescription drug monitoring program to help fight rising prescription drug abuse. ELECTRICITY RELIABILITY — The Maryland Public Service Commission will create reliability standards for state utilities. The bill was approved […]
Installment debt is not a bad thing. It enables us to make major purchases that would be nearly impossible to finance up-front. The problem is, in this consumer society, we’re bombarded with advertisements for literally thousands of “must-have” products. The result is that while our parents tended to pay with cash and buy only what […]
ANNAPOLIS — A bevy of poaching bills are making their way through the House of Delegates and Senate, highlighting divisions among lawmakers who are trying to address poaching problems in different ways. While some of the bills were already in the works at the beginning of the session, others were quickly drafted after nearly 13 […]