From MarylandReporter.com: House OKs $925 million in new borrowing for capital budget; state to study university merger, leaving House to consider alcohol tax; McIntosh orchestrates tit-for-tat House maneuver against Senate; pension cuts worry state workers; in-state tuition for illegals likely to pass; wind farm proposal gains important ally; and UM system faces $4 million cut.
The Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority has decided to build a new Metro station at Dulles International Airport underground, rather than the less expensive above-ground options, WAMU's David Schultz is reporting. The decision will add $300 million to the total cost of Metro's Silver line construction project.
From Capitol News Connection: The airport security tool in question doesn't undress you with its electronic eyes or pat you down with a gloved hand. The program known as SPOT, which stands for Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques, relies on behavior detection.
On Tuesday evening, in Montgomery County, Md., hundreds of teachers, school administrators and parents rallied outside the County Council building in advance of a public hearing on the county's budget.
Starting Wednesday, drivers will have to have an E-ZPass device to ride the Intercounty Connector highway in Maryland. Any driver who enters the ICC toll highway without an E-ZPass transponder will be fined.
Scientists representing seven states, including Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to change rules on certain pesticides to allow farmers to better fight stink bugs.
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