Strong Bay Harvest Brought Few Undersized Oyster Violations

Few undersized oyster possession violations this year indicate a strong harvest in the Chesapeake Bay, officials with the Department of Natural Resources said.

Democratic Candidates Push Alternative Energy, Wary of Fracking

Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates all agree that alternative energy resources are important for growing a sustainable economy. However, many of the Republican candidates question its cost.

Gov. O’Malley Signs More Than 100 Bills, Including Pre-K Expansion

Gov. Martin O’Malley signed more than 100 bills into law Tuesday, including a pre-K expansion and a law ending the practice of holding the owners of pit bulls to a different liability standard.

Bill Would Increase Maryland Film Production Tax Incentives

A bill would increase the amount of income tax credits to productions like Netflix’ “House of Cards” and HBO’s “Veep.”

Bill Pushing Back Wind Project Raises Economic, Environment and Security Issues

A bill that would delay a planned wind farm in Somerset County drew opposition from environmental groups, despite support from Democratic lawmakers.

Some Fracking Commissioners Think Report Won’t Be Ready by Deadline

Some members of the commission examining fracking in Maryland are not sure they will meet their August deadline.

Package of Bills Aims to Protect Technological Privacy of Marylanders

The ACLU testified in favor of four bills that would limit law enforcement use of technologies including drones, as well as cellphone and license-plate tracking.

Report Shows Some Improvements in Chesapeake Bay Restoration

A new report shows that many local and national efforts to curb pollution have had a positive effect on the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Officials Boost Maryland Cybersecurity Center

State and federal officials signed an agreement to expand the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which aims to create solutions to cybersecurity issues for corporations, consumers and other entities.

Some Calvert County Residents Question Cove Point LNG Tanks

Some Calvert County residents uncomfortable with the proximity of Dominion’s single-walled tanks to their neighborhood and plans to use the facility to export LNG. Dominion officials said the tanks are safe and measures are in place to contain a leak.