For the second year in a row, the Maryland Senate on Tuesday advanced a bill declaring that energy generated by burning trash should no longer be considered "green." That label qualifies trash incinerators, including the Wheelabrator Baltimore facility, for subsidies from electricity ratepayers.
Determined to pass meaningful legislation in the wake of the Parkland and Great Mills high school shootings, Maryland lawmakers are considering a measure to put an armed school resource officer in every public school.
As local governments and insurers seek to cut millions of dollars from the program that pays workers who are injured on the job, they're targeting physician-dispensed drugs. Some governments in Maryland are simply refusing to pay the bills, and statewide legislation that would limit the doctors' practice known as "repackaging" has been prepared for the 2014 General Assembly.
Pressed by a panel of state lawmakers Tuesday about when Maryland's troubled health exchange website would be free of glitches, Maryland's health secretary Dr. Joshua Sharfstein said, "I've learned that I have to see it to believe it."