April 4, 2014
With the much-watched issue of reforming Maryland's bail system still unresolved as the General Assembly session enters its final days, most observers now believe the legislative response to the recent Richmond court decision will be a series of patchwork steps (mostly embedded within the state's budget plan), rather than more comprehensive reform legislation. (Read more


 Environment and Land Use News      

Budget Plan Narrows Stormwater Fee Effects to Carroll, Frederick   


MACo Bay Restoration Fund Initiative Passes General Assembly   


Planning Secretary Requests Charles County to Reconsider Septic Tier Map  


General Assembly Passes Legislation Designating 22,000 State Acres as "Wildlands"  


House & Senate Pass Different Bills Allowing Renewable Energy Facilities on Preserved Agricultural Land     


NACo Analyzing Proposed EPA Rule on Streams and Wetlands   



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BGE & Harford County Public Schools Team Up for Significant Energy Efficiency Savings

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company's (BGE) Smart Energy Savers Program recently teamed up with Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) to help the school district implement a variety of energy efficiency upgrades in 42 of its 56 schools, ultimately saving Harford County more than $443,000 annually in energy costs. BGE, a MACo Silver Partner, and HCPS also teamed up to produce a short video showing how the school system used financial incentives from the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program to implement the energy efficiency upgrades and the positive impact it has had both financially and on the quality of life for students. (Read more



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