Category: Charles County State Delegation

Agritourism, housing relief, tax credit bills included in commissioners’ 2021 legislative package

Ten proposals for state legislation that would address a variety of planning and economic development issues in Charles County cleared their first hurdle Tuesday as the board of county commissioners voted on the proposals that would be forwarded to the state delegation. Nearly half of the 23 proposed pieces of

Agritourism bill being reconsidered for county’s 2021 legislative package

Over six months after Charles County’s agritourism bill was mysteriously withdrawn at the last minute by members of the county’s own delegation to the State House, the reasoning behind the surprise legislative prolicide may have finally come to light. As previously reported by TLR, the day before its first committee

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County gets state bond for civic center — but where did it come from?

At least two members of the Board of Charles County Commissioners were surprised to learn that the county has been awarded a bond by the Maryland General Assembly to fund a project that the county has repeatedly declined to proceed with. The $100,000 bond for the planning of a multipurpose

Sen. Arthur Ellis (D-Charles) (Maryland General Assembly)

Agritourism bill clears Senate, but clock is running down

UPDATE #2: It sounds like the agritourism bill may be dead this year after all due to the early adjournment. Sen. Arthur Ellis (D-Charles), the bill’s lead sponsor in the Senate, provided a statement to TLR on the bill’s status. “Unfortunately, because [the General Assembly will] shut down this Wednesday,

Del. Edith Patterson (D-Charles), left, and Del. Debra Davis (D-Charles) (Maryland General Assembly photos)

What happened to the agritourism bills? Two weeks later, we still don’t know for sure

Two weeks after a seemingly noncontroversial bill was suddenly withdrawn from the Maryland House of Delegates by its own sponsors, no clear explanation is available for why the decision, which could jeopardize a companion bill in the Senate, was made.