Legislative Session Crosses Halfway Mark

Legislative session crosses halfway mark

The 2017 General Assembly session is entering its second half.
The annual 90-day period of crafting new laws reached the 45-day milestone Friday. The session, so far, has been remarkably quiet — promising a frenetic six weeks ahead as lawmakers rush to pass a wide variety of measures before adjourning on April 10.

Legislators have a full plate this year, with ample hot-button issues to consider, such as whether to implement a paid sick leave policy statewide and what to do about the approaching end to a moratorium on fracking in Maryland.
Gov. Larry Hogan has presented his own chock-full legislative agenda, which …

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