The Maryland General Assembly on Monday overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of legislation aimed at preventing harvests from oyster sanctuaries in five Chesapeake Bay tributaries that the state has targeted for large-scale restoration.
By a narrow margin, the Senate mustered the three-fifths majority needed to overcome Hogan’s bid last week to block the oyster sanctuary bill. The vote in the chamber was 29 to 16. The House had voted more emphatically, 96-43, on Friday to override Hogan’s veto.[Continue Reading]