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Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Jan 24, 2017

Maryland League of Conservation Voters gives Hogan mixed grades

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 […]

Nov 11, 2014

Citing will of voters, Democratic senator urges repeal of ‘rain tax’

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.

Jul 16, 2013

Eye Opener: Baker contributor didn’t report money to state

A few government and politics headlines for Tuesday.

Jul 15, 2013

State lawmakers get weak environmental scores

A politically blue Maryland legislature didn’t score particularly well on green matters in 2013.

Jul 15, 2013

Lawmakers get tough grades from environment group

The Maryland General Assembly left a number of important environmental issues on the table when it adjourned in April, environmentalists said on Monday.

Jul 12, 2012

Week in review: 7/13/12

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 […]

Jul 11, 2012

Eye Opener: Marriage petitioners succeed

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: 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[...]

Jul 10, 2012

Environmentalists barely pass legislature

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 […[...]

Jan 5, 2012

Maryland coalition calls for 4-fold flush fee hike

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 […]

Dec 15, 2011

O’Malley deal with Exelon touted by wind energy backers in Maryland

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 […]

Nov 25, 2011

On the Move, 11/25: Oak Crest’s LoPresto named to board of Franklin Square Hospital

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 […]

Oct 12, 2011

O’Malley drops to B+ in conservation report card

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 […]

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