ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has put his signature on 294 bills passed by the legislature this year. O’Malley signed the bills, which included his initiatives to increase the state’s so-called flush tax and limit where new septic systems ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — A leading Senate budget negotiator expressed frustration Monday that House conferees were not meeting senators halfway in last-minute budget talks. But the House speaker suggested the Senate had slowing up budget work by focusing so much on passing ...
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ANNAPOLIS — A glance at some measures approved by the Maryland General Assembly so far: SEPTIC SYSTEM LIMITATIONS The legislature passed a watered-down version of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to limit where new residential septic systems can be located, especially ...
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ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates signed off Friday on a measure to limit where residential septic systems can be installed. The House voted 93-45 to approve the bill, which dictates that counties create a four-tiered system to limit where ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — After days of delay and maneuvers that frustrated opponents and supporters alike, Maryland senators have approved a bill to regulate where new residential septic systems can be installed. The legislation, passed by a 32-14 vote Tuesday afternoon, creates ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Groups representing farmers and counties say they still have concerns about a reworked bill to control septic systems in Maryland. Officials with groups representing the two key stakeholders have been looking over the complex measure since it was ...Read More »
Long blamed for many of the ills facing the Chesapeake Bay, farmers find themselves on both sides of proposals to deal with another source of pollution: septic tanks in housing developments. That’s because while farmers have long argued that they ...Read More »
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, ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland task force has backed off taking a more aggressive approach to curbing pollution from septic tanks in an effort to forge a consensus. The panel appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley favors a more general, four-tiered approach ...Read More »
Imagine if one of our major automakers proposed a model line of gas-wasting, air-fouling vehicles that used 60-year-old technology. Unthinkable, of course; but it’s little different than what homebuilders and developers propose when they plan most new rural subdivisions. Their ...Read More »