Tentative Agreement on Bay Spending

Lawmakers in Annapolis are moving forward with an agreement on how to spend $50-million in funding to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Senators tentatively approved an amendment that prevents expenditure of a portion of the money on enforcement of pollution laws, which allows more cash to be funneled directly to bay cleanup efforts. The proposal is scheduled for vote by the full Senate, although looming budget cuts may delay approval.