Sick leave, marijuana licenses, possible vetoes all on deck in General Assembly's final week
The final week of Maryland's annual legislative session will feature veto showdowns and debate on some of the weightiest policy issues considered by the General Assembly this year.
In their dash to the April 10 finish line, lawmakers will consider bills that would require paid sick leave, revamp the state's fledgling medical marijuana program and limit how much local police cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Along the way, at least two veto fights are expected over proposals that would prohibit controversial education reforms for failing schools and give Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh $1 million and five lawyers to sue the federal government.
Hogan has promised or signaled intent to veto both measures. Democrats rushed to send him the legislation last week so they could vote to override before the session ends.