ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – Leaders of the Maryland General Assembly will not hold a special session this year. House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson made the announcement at an event organized by progressive groups who are urging lawmakers to convene. They said lawmakers need more time to work on legislation. When the General Assembly adjourned three weeks early due to the pandemic, leadership announced plans for a special session in May, but plans were canceled as coronavirus cases increased. Lawmakers will convene in January for a regular 90-day session.

SEN. BILL FERGUSON

DEL. ADRIENNE JONES