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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
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Topic - James Rosapepe
Citing Pepco’s lack of reliability and failure to invest in improving its infrastructure, the Maryland Public Service Commission denied most of a requested rate increase for the utility and decreased its rate of return to investors on Friday.
Legislators from Montgomery and Prince George's counties are collecting signatures on a petition asking the Maryland Public Service Commission to fine two power companies more than $100 million each to pay for a reserve of utility workers during emergencies.
A Maryland legislative panel has approved a same-sex marriage bill, clearing the way for a full vote as early as next week by the state Senate, which is looking increasingly likely to pass.
"Shame, shame, shame. Pepco fails to restore power for days — and the Maryland PSC raises their rates," said state Sen. James Rosapepe in a written statement.
"I intend to vote for the bill as it was reported out of committee with a strengthened conscience clause to respect the views of religious denominations which do not recognize same sex marriage," state Sen. James Rosapepe, a Prince George's County Democrat, told the Associated Press after Thursday's judiciary-panel vote.