A bill that would create a task force to study the creation of regional transit financing authorities met with little opposition in the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.
Proposed by Del. Mary-Dulany James, D-Harford, the bill comes after the recommendation last November by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding that a study be conducted to assess the potential revenue that could be generated from regional transit authorities. Read more
Teachers from across the state expressed anxiety about education funding and the teacher pension plan to a panel of state and local officials at a town hall event Monday evening near the State House.
Hosted by Marc Steiner of WEAA 88.9, the town hall came as legislators turn their attention to the budget a week after Senate President Mike Miller’s comments about a “doomsday” budget that could see $1 billion in cuts. This could affect maintenance of effort funding for schools and a shift of teacher pension costs to the counties. Read more
Same-sex marriage passed the Senate with a 25-22 vote on Thursday night, paving the way for a battle at the ballot box in November.
The bill passed the Senate in exactly the same form as it passed the House of Delegates last week and now goes to Gov. Martin O’Malley, who proposed the bill and said he will sign it soon. Read more