Maryland Lawmakers Learning More About Neighbors

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s Senate president says the state just wasn’t learning anything from Southern states.

Visitors from the Eastern Regional Conference of the Council of State Governments came to Annapolis on Wednesday.

Maryland is in its first year in the East Region of the group after petitioning to leave the Southern Region last year.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, a Democrat, says Maryland is “10 years ahead of the South” and that Maryland lawmakers “weren’t learning anything” from lawmakers in the region. Miller says Eastern states have more in common economically and socially.

Miller urged lawmakers to get acquainted with visiting representatives in the group, which provides a forum for state officials to share ideas.

Maryland’s Senate president says the state just wasn’t learning anything from Southern states.

Visitors from the Eastern Regional Conference of the Council of State Governments came to Annapolis on Wednesday.

Maryland is in its first year in the East Region of the group after petitioning to leave the Southern Region last year.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, a Democrat, says Maryland is “10 years ahead of the South” and that Maryland lawmakers “weren’t learning anything” from lawmakers in the region. Miller says Eastern states have more in common economically and socially.

Miller urged lawmakers to get acquainted with visiting representatives in the group, which provides a forum for state officials to share ideas.

Maryland’s Senate president says the state just wasn’t learning anything from Southern states.

Visitors from the Eastern Regional Conference of the Council of State Governments came to Annapolis on Wednesday.

Maryland is in its first year in the East Region of the group after petitioning to leave the Southern Region last year.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, a Democrat, says Maryland is “10 years ahead of the South” and that Maryland lawmakers “weren’t learning anything” from lawmakers in the region. Miller says Eastern states have more in common economically and socially.

Miller urged lawmakers to get acquainted with visiting representatives in the group, which provides a forum for state officials to share ideas.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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One Comment

  1. Guest says:

    What is Miller trying to do? Maryland has always been associated with the Southern States, Mid-Atlantic. Sounds as if he wants to include us with the States to the North. Politicians had better wake up and start listening to their voters, their employers or they could wind up out the door! I, my self have always associated my self and my State as Southern.

  2. Herman Glimsher says:

    The South is conservative………….they don’t like to tax and spend the way all the liberals in our state senate do. Miller wants to learn more ways to stifle our economy and force businesses to leave the state!!!!!

  3. rose says:

    I never thought of myself as a southerner… I am a proud northerner!

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