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The 441st General Assembly: A New Era In Maryland Politics

Jan 7, 2020

New leaders in the GA: Senate President-Designate Bill Ferguson, House Speaker Adrienne Jones
Credit Photos courtesy Bill Ferguson, Adrienne Jones

Tom sits down at the State House with Senate President Designate Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones for a preview of their priorities as the General Assembly begins a historic new chapter. 

Senator Bill Ferguson is expected to be elected Senate President, succeeding Mike Miller, who held the job for longer than any Senate President in the country. 

Delegate Adrienne Jones will preside over her first full session as Speaker of the House of Delegates.  She is the first woman and the first African American to be elected Speaker, succeeding Mike Busch, who passed away last April. 

The central challenge of this year’s session: revamping the funding formula for MD schools.  Can lawmakers find consensus on Kirwan?

This conversation was pre-recorded at the State House in Annapolis, so we were unable to take listener calls or comments.