Tag: Port of Baltimore

State Roundup: Services tax would raise more than $3.7B in 5 years

Gov. Larry Hogan’s Change Maryland Fund to use $1.1 million in donations to launch ads blasting Democrats in the General Assembly over crime and taxes; proposed services tax to pay for Kirwan education plan would generate $3.7 billion over five years, fiscal analysis says; with no Maryland cases of COVID-19, state agencies, including the Port, businesses, hospitals and schools set plans in motion; twin bills would provide protections for hospital patients struggling with medical debt; Maryland judiciary seeks changes in filing court case documents in secret; lawmakers consider slew of campaign finance bills, including lifting ban on Prince George’s politicians taking donations from developers; and President Trump to name former first lady Kendel Ehrlich to lead Justice Dept. office on sex offenders.

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Rising Sea 4: Storm losses pose enormous risk for Baltimore port

The Port of Baltimore is a powerful economic engine. With more than 14,000 jobs, six public marine cargo terminals and one cruise terminal within the port, it broke records in 2012, handling, receiving and shipping 9.59 million tons of cargo worldwide. The port is facing a future of more flooding. Sea levels are rising much faster on the heavily populated East Coast, about 1 foot in Maryland alone during the last century. The Maryland Port Administration has plans to cope with the rising seas.

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