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O’Malley, leaders target mid-May for special session

Maryland lawmakers can expect to go back to work in mid-May.

The Democratic governor and presiding officers of the state Senate and House of Delegates expect to call the legislature back into session May 14 to make changes to a budget plan that left the state with more than $500 million in cuts.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, left, Gov. Martin O’Malley and House Speaker Michael Busch

Before a bill signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said lawmakers would come back to Annapolis and spend a few days hashing out budget details.

“It was a fine session, we have some more work to do,” Miller said.

Raquel Guillory, a spokeswoman for Gov. Martin O’Malley, said while they have yet to officially confirm a timeframe for a special session, the chief executive and legislative leaders agreed to the date. Prior to signing hundreds of pieces of legislation, the governor said there was still more work to be done, but did not elaborate on the special session.

Read the full article online at The Daily Record.


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