Lawmakers, Advocates Still Scrambling for Climate Funding with Deadlines Looming

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Del. Dana Stein of Baltimore County was one of the major architects of the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022, which was meant to guide the state’s response to climate change. But it isn’t clear yet whether leaders of the General Assembly or Governor Moore are prepared to embrace any measure to generate revenues to pay for the Moore administration’s multibillion-dollar climate plan during this legislative session.

Practicality: Asked whether legislative leaders have an appetite for embracing any of these revenue-generating measures this year, House Environment & Transportation Committee Chair Marc Korman asserted that such “novel proposals” may take time for lawmakers to digest. The Chamber urges the general assembly to consider the negative consequences of certain proposals to help pay for the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022, which comes with a hefty price tag without dedicated funding. Marylanders and businesses should not bear the burden of these costly proposals.

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