Annapolis

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Maryland legislators’ gas tax holiday awaits governor’s signature

The bill, which would stop the state’s nearly 37-cent fuel tax for a month, would go into effect immediately with the governor’s signature.

Soaring gas prices push Maryland drivers to alter travel, spending decisions

Drivers interviewed by Capital News Service said those costs are forcing them to make tough decisions about how they spend their money, from travel to fuel purchases to recreation.

Lawmakers can’t guarantee benefits of Maryland gas tax holiday plan

Gov. Hogan believes gas station owners may pocket their savings instead of lowering prices enough for consumers. Some feel that 30 days is not enough time to level prices.

Climate advocates question “watered down” environment bill

Lawmakers dropped a key mandate that buildings beginning construction in 2024 be all-electric, citing a need to compromise with the bill’s staunchest opponents.

Franchot calls for Maryland gas tax holiday

Marylanders are paying an average of $4.30 at the pump, an increase of over 83 cents from a month ago and a 55-cent bump from just last week, according to AAA gas price trackers.

Maryland universities send $4 million in medical supplies to Ukraine

The universities are sending more than $4 million in medical supplies to the country, which has endured attacks on various hospitals, ambulances and health facilities.

Climate takes center stage at Maryland gubernatorial forum

The pool of candidates at the event, hosted by the online publication Maryland Matters and sponsored by several environmental organizations, included eight Democrats, one Republican and one Libertarian.

Maryland considers legislation to protect and expand abortion care

Although abortion is protected under Maryland law, some Democratic lawmakers argue an amendment is needed to make it more difficult for a future governor or legislators to reverse this protection. 

Franchot pushes state tax credit for Ukraine contributions

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is urging legislative leaders to pass a state income tax credit for contributions to humanitarian aid for Ukrainians, as over 1 million refugees flee the country amid Russian attacks. The tax credit would be…

Senate considering how to make legal cannabis profitable

ANNAPOLIS – With the House of Delegates having passed proposals to legalize recreational marijuana, the Senate has taken up the issue with a decidedly different focus. While bills in the Senate are also aimed at making recreational use legal, they…