ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP/WJZ) — Maryland’s legislative session began with 60 new lawmakers in the 188-member General Assembly.
Lawmakers gathered Wednesday for the start of the annual 90-day session.READ MORE: Maryland Beats Rutgers, Bowl Bound For 1st Time Since 2016
There are 43 new members of the House of Delegates. Democrats gained eight seats in the House, where there are 99 Democrats and 42 Republicans.
The GOP gained a seat in the Senate, where there are 17 new senators in a chamber with 32 Democrats and 15 Republicans.READ MORE: First Snow Of Season Could Bring Slick Spots, Little Accumulation To Parts Of Maryland
For the first time since the 1950s, the Maryland General Assembly will be working with a Republican governor who won a second term.
Health care, education and criminal justice expected to be some of the issues lawmakers take up. They also are planning to debate raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.Baltimore Police Seek Help Identifying Young Boy Walking Street Early Saturday
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