The Senate on Wednesday shot down a bill to compel the Public Service Commission to approve a $2 monthly surcharge for customers of Washington Gas Light that was rejected in November. The bill was reconsidered Wednesday after it was voted down 22-23 Tuesday, picking up another no vote in the second tally.Read More
Tag: Jennie Forehand
The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee heard testimony Wednesday on a proposed tax hike on cigars and smokeless tobacco products that could reach as high as 95%, but would exempt premium cigars.
If passed, Maryland would have the highest tax rates on non-premium cigars and smokeless tobacco in the U.S., according to the Cigar Association of America.Read More
With a stern warning from Treasurer Nancy Kopp that the Board of Public Works would be watching closely, members unanimously approved a long-term lease that would make a new 93-bed Holy Cross Hospital the anchor of the Montgomery College Science and Technology Park in Germantown.Read More
A bill to ban smoking in a car with a child, which has been stopped in committee four years running, may finally make it to the floor of the House of Delegates. The bill has more sponsors this year than in the past, especially in the House Environmental Matters Committee, where it needs a favorable vote to get to the floor for debate.Read More
With 32 years in the General Assembly, Sen. Jennie Forehand is used to elections.
But she’s not used to fighting her way through a hotly contested Democratic primary with a former colleague from Montgomery County’s District 17.
Forehand (photo right) has not had a contested election for “a very long time,” she said. But she has one this year with former Del. Cheryl Kagan.Read More
By Erich Wagner Erich@MarylandReporter.com It could soon be easier for Marylanders to fight lawsuits on the grounds that legal action limits their ability to get involved with controversial issues, such as a recent dispute over...Read More
By Erich Wagner Erich@MarylandReporter.com Bars and restaurants would have to turn on closed captioning of their TVs if patrons ask for it, according to a bill advancing through the Senate that has apparently rankled even the...Read More
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