Economy

Baltimore Sun: Bill calls for $40 million investment in clean energy job training

By Christina Jedra Lawmakers and environmental advocates gathered in Annapolis to push for the Clean Energy Job Act on the first day of the General Assembly session. “We have to take this precious earth and leave it as well or better than we found it,” said State Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton, D-Charles County. The bill […]

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Senator Nathan-Pulliam: State ‘smog regulations’ ensure bad air quality

By Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, Dana M. Stein, Laurel Peltier Even though we’ve been enjoying spring’s warmer breezes, the truth is that regardless of your Baltimore city or county ZIP code, we are all breathing contaminated air. This isn’t just Baltimore’s problem. Who knew that 85 percent of Marylanders breathe air that’s never met the Environmental Protection […]

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Washington Post: Maryland Senate unanimously approves easing ‘rain tax’ terms

By Jenna Johnson The Maryland Senate voted unanimously Friday to no longer require that the state’s largest jurisdictions charge a storm water remediation fee, which Republicans dubbed the “rain tax” on the campaign trail last year. The legislation now moves to the House of Delegates, where there has been stronger opposition to changing the fee […]

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