March 2015

House Minority Leadership Issues Statement on Rain Tax Vote

In a late voting session on Friday, the House Environment and Transportation voted down Governor Hogan’s legislation to repeal the Storm Water Management Fee, commonly known as the Rain Tax.  The committee voted strictly along party lines. All Republicans supported the [...]

Roads, Are You Satisfied?

There is a story once about a popular local government who made one error. That government failed to clear the roads during a snowstorm. Many elected officials there were quickly defeated. In the end, providing proper service to the citizens is paramount. Speaking of roads; [...]

Waugh Whittles Wind Mill Protection Down To Approval Source

Decision on a major windmill project continues to leave the Navy’s future flight test mission at Naval Air Station Patuxent River wavering in the wind. Freshman Senator Steve Waugh (R – Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties) dropped Senate Bill 899 yesterday and is now in [...]

CCPS Honors Employees

Calvert County Public Schools recently honored employees for their service to students and families. The employees who were honored for their years of service are: Twenty Years Jennifer Andreas Tracy Antolick-Johnson Debra Arthur Dona Baker Michael Barnes Sherrie Becraft [...]

Bay Tax Equity Act aka Chicken Poop Tax Introduced Again

Legislation introduced in this year’s legislative session would  add a 5 cent per chicken tax to big poultry companies to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay.  This bill was previously introduced in last year and was unsuccessful. HB 533 was introduced by Delegate [...]

Farmers Impacted by House Bill 928

Currently farmers are not required to pay sales and use tax  on certain products used for agricultural purposes. The tax does not apply to items such as livestock, feed or bedding for livestock, seed and fertilizer, baler twine or wire, fuel for use in farm equipment or a [...]