May 28th, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner
U.S. senators from Maryland and Pennsylvania are raising concerns over the nitrogen levels in the Susquehanna River, which in turn threatens the health of the Chesapeake Bay. They are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase aid to watershed states
May 27th, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner
The Obama administration introduced an addition to the Clean Water Act on Wednesday, despite pushback from farmers across the country and the U.S. House of Representative, which voted to scrap the rule earlier this month
May 26th, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner
As oyster farming grows in Maryland, legislators moved to protect the product that protects the Chesapeake Bay by enacting HB 287, to help leaseholders of aquaculture plots -- oyster beds suspended in open water cages -- to recoup damages from poachers. Those caught poaching would be subject to pay three times the cost of their illegal harvest directly to aquaculture farmers, who are collectively leasing 4,000 acres of the Maryland Bay
May 25th, 2015 | by Barry Rascovar
The Stronach Group, which owns Maryland's two thoroughbred one-mile tracks, is making noise about moving the crown jewel of Free State racing, the Preakness Stakes, to Laurel Race Course.
It's a non-starter -- and the Stronach folks probably know it.
Legally such a move can't take place without General Assembly approval, which won't happen
May 25th, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner
The annual Naval Academy graduation took place Friday. Vice President Joe Biden gave the commencement speech, with the second half of the speech emphasizing the role of the United States as a Pacific power, countering the increasing naval pressure from China. Here are some scenes from the graduation
May 21st, 2015 | by Len Lazarick
"We've got to keep causing good trouble," U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez told a crowd of Howard County Democrats Wednesday night in a fiery speech meant to encourage fight for progressive ideas
May 21st, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner
Maryland officials are looking to use micro-loans as a key tool in neighborhood revitalization, congratulating one state department on its efforts to support small business following the Freddie Gray protests
May 19th, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner
Through expanding a free meals program, legislators hope to come up with a simple solution for the complex question of enhancing student performance.
“Being able to reach your full potential during the course of the day, studying in school, is so dependent upon having school meal,” said bill sponsor, Del. Keith Haynes, D-Baltimore City
May 18th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick
If you live long enough in politics, all may not be forgiven, but most is forgotten, and if you're lucky, only the good stuff is remembered.
That's certainly true of former Gov. Marvin Mandel, who turned 95 last month and was feted Wednesday at a birthday celebration organized by his old friend and sometimes unofficial ‘chauffeur,’ lobbyist Bruce Bereano
May 17th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick
Gov. Larry Hogan will have plenty of reasons to face off with House Speaker Michael Busch over spending and policy issues in the next four years. But why the Republican governor chose to pick a fight with the Democratic leader of the House of Delegates on Friday make little sense