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Priorities For MD's GA: More Views On The 2020 Session

Jan 9, 2020

The cupola of the Maryland State House in Annapolis.
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On Wednesday, January 8, the 2020 Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly convened in Annapolis.  For the next 90 days, state lawmakers in the House of Delegates and the Senate will be deliberating over a daunting array of legislative measures, addressing everything from education reform to transportation initiatives, health care, crime reduction, ethics reform, and much, much more. 

On Tuesday, Midday's Tom Hall spoke with the Assembly’s new leadersSenate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones.  Yesterday, we talked about the session’s number one legislative priority, funding major reforms in education, with two former County Executives...

Today, Tom focuses on some other matters that Maryland lawmakers will take up this year.  Later this hour, he's joined by WYPR State House reporter Rachel Baye and Josh Kurtz, co-founder and editor of Maryland Matters.

Eyes on the 2020 GA: Keiffer Mitchell, Leg. Off. for Gov. Hogan; WYPR reporter Rachel Baye; Josh Kurtz, Maryland Matters
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But he begins with Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr., the newly appointed Chief Legislative Officer for Governor Larry Hogan.   Mr. Mitchell, a Baltimore native, served previously as Gov. Hogan’s senior advisor. He is a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates and the Baltimore City Council.  Keiffer Mitchell joins Tom on the line from his office in Annapolis.