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Let our Attorney General defend the Bay

Last week, I testified at hearings in Annapolis to support Senate Joint Resolution 5 and House Joint Resolution 3 , which give Maryland’s Attorney General the authority to decide to sue the federal government over actions or inactions that affect Marylanders.

Under the current system, we elect our

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2017 Legislative Preview

In Maryland, the General Assembly meets every year for ninety days, from January to April. During this time, the State’s legislators introduce legislation on a variety of issues and must work together to pass a budget for the year ahead. With the 2017 Maryland General Assembly Session quickly

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Approval of flawed stormwater plans disappointing

This past Monday, Governor Hogan’s Administration circulated a press release praising local governments for having "met their requirements under state law to develop financing plans to reduce polluted stormwater runoff and protect and restore local waters and the Chesapeake Bay." But most of these plans don't actually meet the requirements of the law.

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Funding for polluted runoff protections falls short in Frederick

“Generally, they’re getting worse.” That was the verdict on Frederick County’s local streams at last night’s public hearing on the County’s Financial Assurance Plan, a document that should outline how the County government will pay for stormwater restoration projects mandated by the Chesapeake Bay Plan.