Governor Describes Proposal To Offset Impact of Congressional Tax Plan; Women's Rights Advocate Dies at Age 74 in Rockville

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning


Hogan promises to introduce tax relief measure 

Gov. Larry Hogan has vowed to introduce legislation that would protect Maryland residents from paying higher taxes under the tax plan approved by Congress. Hogan said the Wednesday announcement was his "holiday gift" to state residents. His plan would try to mitigate the effect of Congress's move to decrease the amount of local and state taxes that can be deducted from federal income taxes. [Washington Post]

Women's rights advocate dies at age 74 in Rockville

A Montgomery County native who helped expose a gender bias in the SAT exam died Nov. 30 at age 74. Leslie Wolfe was an advocate for women and girls and served as president of the Center for Women Policy Studies from 1987 to 2015. She worked to bring attention to workplace diversity, violence toward women and reproductive rights. She died in Rockville. [Washington Post] 

State holds hearing on building pipeline under Potomac River 

A proposal to build a natural gas pipeline that would pass underneath part of the Potomac River drew objection this week from Maryland residents. People expressed their concerns Tuesday evening during a public hearing held by the Maryland Department of the Environment. One woman said she was worried the pipeline would contaminate drinking water for residents in Washington, D.C. [WUSA9]

Bethesda company gathers $2.7 million

A Bethesda transfusion therapy company has raised $2.7 million in equity funding. The company, Hemanext, developed a system to remove oxygen from red blood cells to help with blood transfusion. Company representatives did not immediately say how they planned to use the funding. [Washington Business Journal]

More sunshine in Thursday forecast 

Sunny skies are expected for Thursday, with temperatures reaching the mid-40s. Overnight lows will be about 33 degrees, and clouds will roll in.

In case you missed it ...

Ourisman Honda Garage Deal Heading to County Council

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of State, Federal Governments in Purple Line Case

Updated: Bethesda Medical Professor, Daughter and Family Friend Killed in Plane Crash in Indiana

Back to Bethesda Beat

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

Westbard Residents Will Press Ahead With Legal Effort To Overturn County Growth Plan

Community group has announced decision to file an appeal

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: March 12-18

Notable homes sold in the last week

Round House Theatre To Close for Renovations Next Year

Performances will move to Lansburgh Theatre in D.C.

Week Ahead: County Council Proposes To Create New Post of Climate Policy Director

Plus: Purple Line meeting in Lyttonsville; update on planned I-270 improvements; and a county executive candidate forum
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »

Beautiful and Spacious

Potomac $1,450,000

Custom Dream Home

Bethesda $2,695,000

Renovated and Expanded

Bethesda $1,425,000

Lovely Home in Chevy Chase View

Kensington $1,949,000

Stunning River Views

Potomac $2,770,000
Edit Module


Your Guides to Leading
Local Professionals

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module

Edit Module