No VFW highway on I-83The House Ways and Means Committee...

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February 16, 1991

No VFW highway on I-83

The House Ways and Means Committee yesterday killed a bill to rename a section of Interstate 83 from the Baltimore Beltway to the state line for the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The committee rejected the idea by a vote of 17 to 4. The bill sought to have 23 miles of I-83 designated as Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Parkway.

The State Highway Administration recommended that the committee reject the bill because of its cost -- $50,000 for two signs -- and because Maryland already has a highway designated for veterans. Interstate 81 in Washington County is jTC known as Maryland Veterans Memorial Highway.

Quote of the day

"This is so emotionally charged I want to get it over with as quickly as possible."

-- House Speaker R. Clayton Mitchell,

referring to the debate on abortion.

Today

12:01 a.m.: The House was scheduled to continue the abortion debate. The House could reconvene later in the day. People interested in the debate may call the House speaker's office at 841-3800.

There are 51 days remaining in the 1991 General Assembly session.

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