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Now In Session: Maryland 2021 General Assembly

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Democrats and Republicans are starting the new session of the General Assembly expecting to find common ground on helping Marylanders slammed by the pandemic--like the kinds of subsidies and tax help Gov. Hogan wants them to enact. But Democrats are more inclined than Republicans to blame the Hogan administration for the shambles in unemployment insurance. And Republicans oppose the Democrats' aim to override the governor’s veto of the Kirwin plan to revamp public schools.

Agreement and argument in Annapolis. We hear from both sides of the aisle.

Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'