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  • Act to prevent a crude oil derailment in Maryland

    Two years ago, dozens of runaway rail tanker cars carrying 1.5 million gallons of crude oil derailed in the center of the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, creating a massive explosion and resulting in the death of 47 individuals and the destruction of over 30 buildings. But what would happen if this occurred in Maryland? A similar accident could be even more devastating in a city such as Baltimore or in other Maryland towns in close proximity to rail lines, but little has been done despite more and more crude oil derailments. If recent trends are any indication, a crude oil derailment in Maryland is not a question of if, but when.
  • Gerrymandering reform: putting the interests of the people before the party

    Gerrymandering reform: putting the interests of the people before the party
    Last week the Supreme Court paved the way for fundamental gerrymandering reform by upholding redistricting commissions that are independent of state legislatures in its decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission....

    Looking for rules about drones

    Quite often, it takes laws a few years to catch up to technology. It's been no exception when it comes to unmanned aircraft systems — commonly known as drones. The state of Maryland is trying to get its arms around the issue, though, when...

    Lawmakers spend $2M on hotels, food and miles

    Each year the members of the General Assembly spend 90 days raking over the state budget, debating $100,000 here, $1 million there. Meanwhile, on the taxpayers' dime, they are staying in hotels, claiming expenses for mileage and eating meals. This...

    Maersk Line resumes service to Baltimore

    Maersk Line resumes service to Baltimore
    Maryland officials welcomed the blue-hulled ships of the giant Maersk Line back to the port of Baltimore on Wednesday after an absence of nearly two decades. A delegation led by Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford gathered under Seagirt Marine Terminal's four...