: News

Legislative Session Starts In Maryland

Play associated audio

By Matt Bush

Maryland's legislative session starts today in Annapolis, and some lawmakers are looking to increase the state's alcohol tax.

Opponents of the tax argue it would cost restaurants, bars, and other places that serve alcohol jobs. Delegate Bill Bronrott of Bethesda, who wants to increase the tax 10 cents a drink, says that's not true.

This is also an election year, further dimming prospects for the bill, as many lawmakers are reluctant to face voters shortly after raising taxes.

NPR

Filmmaker Andrea Arnold On 'American Honey' And Preserving Mystery In Film

Arnold's latest film, which won the Jury Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of a group of abandoned teenagers who travel together selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door.
NPR

Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

A Silicon Valley start-up wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered, but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.
NPR

The Supreme Court: A Winning Issue In The Presidential Campaign?

It's been eight months since Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, leaving the Supreme Court short-handed and its future up for grabs in the presidential race.
NPR

Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

A Silicon Valley start-up wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered, but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.