ANNAPOLIS– The Maryland League of Conservation Voters on Tuesday gave Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan high marks for his commitment to preserving open space, but an overall “Needs Improvement” grade on its 2017 report card, largely because, the group said, the Republican governor’s stated environmental positions are not supported fully by his legislative actions. “We want […]
One Baltimore County state senator is calling for the repeal of Maryland’s two-year old stormwater management fee and drawing the ire of an environmental group who endorsed him.
A few government and politics headlines for Tuesday.
A politically blue Maryland legislature didn’t score particularly well on green matters in 2013.
The Maryland General Assembly left a number of important environmental issues on the table when it adjourned in April, environmentalists said on Monday.
Costs rise along with temperatures Damage such as the cracked roadway on U.S. Route 50 is making an already-expensive run of summer weather even more costly after a mostly mild Maryland winter. David Buck, a State Highway Administration spokesman, said: “You can’t predict it. We live in an area where you’ve got the extremes. You’ve […]
Report card season continues for the General Assembly, and the Maryland League of Conservation voters barely passed lawmakers following their performance in 2012. Here’s a few other headlines: MarylandReporter.com reports on regulations for upgraded septic systems, and the consequences of those regulations. The Herald-Mail reports that the Washington County Board of Commissioners voted to st[...]
In the best session for environmental legislation in four years, members of the General Assembly still barely earned a passing grade, according to an environmental group’s annual scorecard. The Maryland League of Conservation Voters discussed its 2012 evaluation of legislators Tuesday standing atop Federal Hill Park, overlooking the picturesque but polluted water of Baltimore’s Inner […[...]
ANNAPOLIS — A coalition of Maryland environmental groups is calling for a four-fold increase in the so-called flush fee for sewage and septic system upgrades. A state task force is considering recommending a doubling of the $30 fee in 2013, and increasing it to $90 for property owners in 2015. The Clean Water, Healthy Families […]
The ink isn’t yet dry on Gov. Martin O’Malley’s deal with Exelon Corp. and Constellation Energy Group, but wind energy advocates are already hailing the accord as a boon for their cause. That’s not surprising. They have 32 million reasons to do just that. “It means Maryland is one step closer to developing a home-grown […]
Colleen LoPresto, executive director of Oak Crest retirement community, in Parkville, has been appointed to the board of directors of Franklin Square Hospital Center. Before joining Erickson Living, which owns Oak Crest, LoPresto advanced from staff nurse at Mercy Medical Center to vice president for patient care. Later, at MEDEX Assistance Corp., she led a […]
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley has dropped to a B+ in the latest report card from the Maryland League of Conservation Voters. The governor received an A- in the last report card in 2008, the first A in the group’s history. In the report issued Wednesday, the league said it was disappointed O’Malley decided to […]