Electricity Bills on the Rise in Maryland Thanks to Maryland Democrats
February 3, 2017
State lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Thursday to override Gov. Larry Hogan‘s veto of a bill to increase the use of renewable energy in the state.
The legislation, which will require utility companies in Maryland to buy more energy from sources such as wind turbines, solar panels and hydroelectric dams, became law when the Democratic-controlled General Assembly voted to override the Republican governor.
Hogan and GOP lawmakers objected to the cost to consumers. The requirement is expected to make electricity more expensive, but it’s not clear by how much.