Sarah Elfreth may be on the cusp of fulfilling a longstanding campaign pledge. When she first ran for the state Senate in 2018, she promised to counter the ongoing loss of Maryland’s trees with the first major update of the 1991 Forest Conservation Act, setting a no-net-loss standard. It’s been a top priority for Maryland’s leading environmental groups for years. Now in her second term, she’s the lead sponsor of a bill that sets a statewide net gain as the goal.
As General Assembly enters its final week, here are nine bills no one’s told you about.
April 4, 2023