Bill to Stop Natural Gas Drilling Fails, Along with Other Environmental Legislation

A bill that would have imposed a two-year moratorium on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation while an environmental impact study was completed stalled in the Senate this legislative session after easily passing the House.

Cardin Pushes for Federal Oversight of Natural Gas Fracking

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., on Tuesday called for a change to federal law to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the natural gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”

Glendening Names Spending Priorities: Maryland Universities, Transportation, Smart Growth

ANNAPOLIS – A “major” higher education construction program will be the focal point of Maryland Gov

Memorial Stadium Spared the Wrecking Ball – For Now

ANNAPOLIS – The imminent demolition of Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium was blocked Wednesday, when two members of the three-person Board of Public Works indicated they would not vote for its destruction – at least for a few weeks

Number of State Workers Grew in ’90s, Despite Drops in School and Health Jobs

ANNAPOLIS – The number of full-time state employees grew 2 percent in the past decade, to 78,387, spurred by increases of 14 percent in college employees and 26 percent in public safety workers, according to a new report

Mice Scampered Home at Camden Yards

BALTIMORE – In the weeks before Opening Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1998 and 1999, concession workers were not the only ones scurrying about in the stadium’s four dozen food stands, kitchens, restaurants, and holding areas

Maryland Tobacco Buyout Program Could Hurt Amish and Mennonite Growers

MECHANICSVILLE – Speeding down windy Route 236 in St

Legislators Foresee End to Budget Surpluses

ANNAPOLIS – The honeymoon may be over

High Voter Turnout Expected, Despite Maryland’s Limited Role on National Stage

ANNAPOLIS – A down-to-the-wire presidential race that pundits and polls predict will be the closest in 40 years has produced a flood of last-minute Maryland voter registrations, leaving elections officials predicting a record turnout Tuesday