New Maryland state legislative session starts next week

Maryland’s General Assembly starts a new session next week and lawmakers in both chambers have funding for school construction at the top of their list of priorities.

In both the Maryland House and the Senate, the first proposal listed for introduction is the Built To Learn Act, a bill that would pour an additional $2.2 billion into local governments to help with new construction and renovations.

The bill was first announced by Democratic lawmakers in November.

Other legislation filed for the upcoming session includes measures to ban flavored tobacco products, require new regulations to detect moisture and mold in school buildings and update school discipline policies.

The legislative session begins in Annapolis on Jan. 8.

Kate Ryan

As a member of the award-winning WTOP News, Kate is focused on state and local government. Her focus has always been on how decisions made in a council chamber or state house affect your house. She's also covered breaking news, education and more.

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