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Housing, violence and budget woes focus of Maryland session

January 11, 2024

The marble hallways of the Maryland State House echoed with laughter and backslapping Wednesday as the 188 members of the General Assembly — one in a top hat, another in a Maryland flag dress — settled in for an annual marathon of policymaking that will focus on cutting spending or raising taxes to pay for big ambitions. The festive start, a political ritual attended by dignitaries from across the state, launches a 90-day session controlled by Democrats, who have held supermajorities in both chambers for decades.

Article Source: Washington Post

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