ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The House of Delegates has passed a bill that would extend wildland protection to nearly 22,000 more acres of state-owned land.
Delegates passed the measure 99-36 Tuesday. The Senate unanimously passed a similar bill on Feb. 14, but the two houses have not yet taken up the same version.
Del. Mike McDermott, a Worcester County Republican, objected to provisions that would restrict park projects like boat ramps and new trail systems, saying, "It handcuffs our future."