Proposed taxes and fees aimed at raising more than $800 million in new transportation revenue annually in Maryland headed toward the Legislature and Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday, as a state commission formally approved a plan to increase the state’s gas tax by 15 cents over three years.
A Maryland transportation funding panel is leaning toward boosting the state’s gas tax and raising vehicle registration fees as it narrows down a list of recommendations for raising about $800 million a year in new money for transportation.
Billions of dollars in arts funding is serving a mostly wealthy, white audience that is shrinking while only a small chunk of money goes to emerging art groups that serve poorer communities that are more ethnically diverse, according to a report being released Monday.
Protecting a landmark. On the 162nd anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death, there is a nationwide effort to save his West Baltimore home.
Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says a bill passed by a Senate committee includes funding for the James Webb Telescope.
A panel of Maryland lawmakers was warned not to expect nearly as much help from Washington as in the past to pay for highways and transit.
Conservation grants announced by federal agriculture officials include funding for Chesapeake Bay programs.
Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday announced the state has received an $8.5 million federal grant to build the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Dorchester County, the final grant needed to create the $21 million project.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine is announcing a funding consortium to pay for preclinical development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate.
After the Great Recession swept through, the Delaware Art Museum had laid off half its staff, cut salaries and lost crucial support from corporations.
A homeless shelter in West Ocean City is seeking financial help from a local council to meet a growing demand for services.
The Maryland General Assembly sent a bill that provides millions of dollars in grants and loans to help horse racing tracks to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s desk for his signature Monday night.