Maryland bill would refine environmental justice commission

A bill in the Senate would reform a Maryland commission to reflect the diversity within the state and expand its duties to help vulnerable communities affected by environmental justice issues.

Maryland bill would combat menstrual inequities

Maryland health departments and social service agencies would distribute free menstrual hygiene products to low-income households should a bill in the state Legislature pass this session.

Maryland bill would charge companies for carbon pollution

Maryland lawmakers would charge fees on fossil fuels and high-emissions vehicles to reduce pollution within the state — and send the first $350 million annually to fund schools — under a bill in the state’s General Assembly.

Maryland taxes may be offset by diaper, feminine hygiene donation

A Maryland bill would allow deductions of up to $1,000 from state income tax for donations of diapers or feminine products to a qualified charitable organization starting in tax year 2021.

Maryland may ban plastic carryout bags at retail shops

A Maryland House committee on Friday voted to approve a bill prohibiting all retail establishments from distributing a plastic carryout bag at the point of sale.