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Maryland Reporter: Maryland General Assembly Opening Day State Roundup, January 14, 2015 by Cynthia Prairie
Maryland Reporter: Maryland General Assembly Opening Day State Roundup, January 14, 2015
Published on January 14th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie
OPENING DAY: Maryland lawmakers are planning to hear from the state’s incoming Republican governor today and its outgoing Democratic governor on Thursday as the annual 90-day legislative session gets underway in Annapolis. The 435th session of the General Assembly is set to convene at noon today, writes John Wagner for the Post.
Opening day at the State House will be mostly pomp and receptions, with all 141 members of the House of Delegates and 47 members of the Senate being sworn in to new four-year terms, many of them with family members by their side, writes John Wagner in the Post.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: When the Maryland General Assembly reconvenes today, there will be a sea of new lawmakers taking the oath of office, reports Jenna Johnson for the Post. This crop of freshmen includes a former drug dealer, a liberal blogger and a saloon owner. There are three medical doctors, several military veterans and a guy who has worked for 25 years at a plant that produces construction materials. She reports one interesting fact about each.
Prognosticator Barry Rascovar, in a column at politicalmaryland.com, offers some sage advice for the newcomers to the Maryland General Assembly. “You’ve been through an orientation and culture shock is starting to set in. But don’t get too comfortable. Things are about to change in a BIG way,” he begins.
Read much more here: http://marylandreporter.com/2015/01/14/state-roundup-january-14-2015/
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