Md. lawmakers wrap up session with pandemic aid; reforms to police, betting
by Capital News Service | April 15, 2021 | General Assembly | 0 |
The Maryland General Assembly operated like never before in 2021 but still passed significant measures that included a multi-billion dollar COVID-19 relief plan, historic police reform, legalized sports wagering, and a wave of overrides of the governor’s vetoes.Read More
Stadium authority owed $1.8 million by Orioles, others
The Maryland Stadium Authority hasn’t collected $1.8 million in outstanding bills from its tenants, including more than $800,000 from the Baltimore Orioles, according to a state audit released Thursday.
The authority’s contract with the Orioles requires that the team pay 25 percent of its advertising revenue from Oriole Park at Camden Yards to the state, auditors said. But the team has argued that certain advertising revenues are not subject to rental payments.Read More
Home efficiency or direct aid? Greenhouse gas tax money in dispute
The House and Senate are at odds over whether it’s best to help residents pay their energy bills by sending direct aid, or by offering cash to help make homes more efficient.
The House Appropriations Committee wants to use more of the money from a regional tax on greenhouse gas emissions to pay for the weatherization of homes. But the Senate has voted to send most of the money directly to ratepayers and right away.Read More
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