Successful Legislative Session for Md.'s Mid-Shore - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Successful Legislative Session for Md.'s Mid-Shore

Posted: Updated:

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Many Marylanders moaned and groaned when the gas tax bill passed, but for those on the Mid-Shore there is a silver lining.

"We do have major concerns about a 20 cent increase on a gallon of gas by 2016. However, the governor has assured me that we will get funding for a new Dover Bridge," said State Sen. Richard Colburn, a Republican.  

Fixing the 80-year-old bridge that links Talbot and Caroline counties will cost $43 million. Colburn said that money will eventually come from gas tax revenue, but some people say they've heard this before.

"I'll believe it when I see it," said John Dodson of Easton.

Meanwhile, Colburn said plans to open a new regional hospital in Easton are now on the fast track.

"An agreement was made between Shore Health and Caroline and Queen Anne's cunties regarding major health care concerns, but the important thing is that there is no road block now that could hold up the certificate of need," Colburn said.

Welcomed news for many people like Shirley Hunter of Easton. She said a new hospital is needed now.

"I think the growth on the Eastern Shore requires a larger hospital and the one we have now is sufficient, but in the future I think we need a larger hospital," said Hunter.

With high-profile issues securing center stage in Annapolis this year, projects impacting the Eastern Shore seemed to also grab lawmakers' attention.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Public Asked to Report Sick or Dead Wild Birds in Delaware

    Public Asked To Report Sick or Dead Wild Birds

    07/27/2017 11:03:00 -04:002017-07-27 15:03:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-07-27 15:18:57 GMT
    DOVER, Del - The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is asking for the public's help in monitoring West Nile Virus in Delaware. DNREC is asking people to report sick oMore
    The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is asking for the public's help in monitoring West Nile Virus in Delaware.More
  • Police: Del. Pair Charged With Shoplifting After Fraudulent Returns

    Delaware Pair Charged For Shoplifting

    07/27/2017 09:44:00 -04:002017-07-27 13:44:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 10:20 AM EDT2017-07-27 14:20:41 GMT
    Michael D. WilliamsMichael D. Williams
    Milford police say two people are facing multiple charges following an investigation into the fraudulent return of merchandise with illegitimate sales receipts.More
    Milford police say two people are facing multiple charges following accusations that they fraudulently returned merchandise to a Walmart store with illegitimate sales receipts.More
  • Ocean City Hosting Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Show

    Ocean City Hosting Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Show

    07/27/2017 08:53:00 -04:002017-07-27 12:53:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 8:53 AM EDT2017-07-27 12:53:24 GMT
    The town of Ocean City has announced an upgraded fireworks show for the end of Labor Day weekend.More
    The town of Ocean City has announced an upgraded fireworks show for the end of Labor Day weekend.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices