Some Hope New Gas Tax Will Help Fix Deteriorating Bridges

Some hope the new gas tax will help expand repairs for Maryland’s deteriorating bridges, such as the Dover Bridge, which borders Talbot and Caroline counties over the Choptank River.

Poultry Association Looking for Connections Between Attorney General, Environmental Groups

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., a non-profit trade association, filed a public information request with Attorney General Doug Gansler’s office this week to learn more about Gansler’s Environmental Advisory Council and its relationship with the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic.

Small Businesses Say They will be Hurt by Maryland Gas Tax Increases

Business owners say they will be hurt by Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gas tax, which passed the Senate Friday.

Some Rural Democrats Joining Republicans in Opposition to Gas Tax Plan

Some rural Democrats joining Republicans in opposition to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gas tax plan.

Legislators Want to Restrict Custody Rights for Parents Convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Child

A bill that would deny custody and visitation to parents guilty of sexual abuse of a minor was heard by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday.

O’Malley Aims to Expand School Breakfast Program

Gov. Martin O’Malley said he’s included $1.8 million in his proposed budget towards expanding a program that feeds breakfast to students.

Sen. President Miller, Republican “Neanderthals,” Spar Over Gas Tax

Republicans call Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr.’s gas tax plan irresponsible. Miller disagrees and compares them to Neanderthals.

Bill Would Enhance Penalty for Committing a Violent Crime in Front of a Child

A bill that would impose harsher penalties upon those who commit violence in front of children was heard by the House Judiciary Committee, Tuesday. The enhanced penalty would include imprisonment for up to five years.

Senators Try Again to Ban Smoking with Kids in Car

Maryland senators want those who smoke in cars with children under 8 to be fined $50. Proponents and opponents presented their cases in a hearing on Thursday before the Judicial Proceedings Committee.

Gas Tax Changes in Maryland and Virginia Could Affect Where Commuters Buy their Gas

A gas tax repeal in Virginia or an increase in Maryland could make Maryland to Virginia commuters fill up near work, instead of near home.