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U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

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  • House panel approves offshore wind farm bill

    A key part of Gov. Martin O'Malley's environmental agenda cleared an important hurdle Monday as his bill seeking to foster development of an offshore wind farm near Ocean City won approval from a House committee. The Economic Matters Committee voted 13-9...
  • Senate defeats bill allowing gas utility surcharge

    A bill that would have let gas utilities seek a surchage of up to $2 a month on customers' bill was shot down -- for a second time --  Wednesday by a bipartisan coalition of senators who contended the measure would let monopolies charge ratepayers up...
  • Offshore wind bill clears test votes

    Gov.Martin O'Malley's stripped-down bill to promote the development of an offshore wind energy industry off the Maryland coast cleared several test votes in the House of Delegates Thursday and appears poised for final passage in that chamber as soon as...
  • Wind bill potentially more costly than reported

    Have any of your reporters or editorial writers actually read the offshore wind bill ("A better wind bill," April 2)? I don't think so, or perhaps they simply don't understand it. Every article or opinion piece I've read, whether in support or opposed,...
  • State lawmakers call for deeper look into BGE's storm response

    State lawmakers are calling for a deeper look into Baltimore Gas & Electric's response to Hurricane Irene, which left hundreds of thousands of customers without electricity — and ratepayers and public officials fuming about the utility's restoration...
  • Washington's pig roast

    Washington's pig roast
    Even the staunchest admirers of corporate CEOs — you know, the star-struck junior executives who buy the ghost-written biographies and how-to-manage books — will have to admit that there's something downright cathartic about seeing oil company...
  • 25 years ago: April snow covers cars, disrupts high school sports

    From The Aegis dated April 9, 1987: It didn't matter that the calendar said April 25 years ago this week: Mother Nature still surprised Harford County with enough snow to cover cars, roads and sidewalks. The snow also disrupted the spring high school...
  • Major issues still on table as General Assembly hits home stretch

    ANNAPOLIS - Legislation on the budget, a teacher pension shift, casino gambling, wind farming and transportation infrastructure funding all were in limbo Friday, as the General Assembly prepared to wrap up for 2012. With the legislative session set to...
  • Flush fee hike, septic limits adopted

    The General Assembly gave final approval today to Gov.Martin O'Malley's two Chesapeake Bay priority bills - one doubling the so-called "flush fee" to help pay for bay restoration efforts, and the other limiting development using septic systems. By a vote...
  • Offshore wind protesters arrested

    A trio of Maryland colleges students were arrested today after sitting down by the State House entrance to protest lawmakers' failure so far to pass legislation boosting offshore wind development. The students, two from St. Mary's College and one from...
  • With offshore wind gone, Assembly pushes energy from manure

    With an O'Malley administration bill seeking to boost offshore wind development effectively dead, the General Assembly approved another bill to promote projects that would produce energy from poultry manure and wood. SB237, which would provide incentives...
  • Mixed green bag: Bay bills advance, energy measures stumble

    Mixed green bag: Bay bills advance, energy measures stumble
    In a legislative session marked by discord over taxes and gambling, lawmakers came together to pass three major bills aimed at boosting Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts. They failed to agree, however, on other environmental priorities - a bill to...