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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers will be working to finalize measures aimed at fighting crime and improving school safety on the last day of the legislative session.

The 90-day session is scheduled to end Monday at midnight.

The school safety measure includes statewide initiatives relating to training school resource officers, safety drills and identifying mental health concerns that could threaten safety.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are bracing for a challenging session wrestling with changes in tax and health care law in Washington.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, a Democrat, told senators Wednesday on the first day of the General Assembly's 90-day session that lawmakers will need to come up with equitable solutions to "these very weighty issues that have been passed down from the federal government."

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are gathering for the start of their annual 90-day legislative session.

It begins at noon on Wednesday in Annapolis.

As they do each year, lawmakers are expected to elect the presiding officers for the House and Senate on the first day.

While some sessions get off to a slow start, lawmakers appear ready to act soon on some high-profile issues. Democrats who control the General Assembly say they expect an override vote against Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill requiring paid sick leave for businesses with 15 or more employees.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Republican leaders in the General Assembly are both set to claim victory when the 2017 session ends this week.

When the session concludes on Friday or Saturday, both are likely to tout successes they've had passing bills dealing with mental health care, the opioid crises, and other issues.

But both sides have had their fair share of defeats, too, as numerous priorities they touted before session began died unheralded deaths.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are gathering for the start of their annual 90-day legislative session.

They will convene at noon on Wednesday at the Capitol in Annapolis.

Lawmakers will be working to fill a budget gap of about $544 million for the next fiscal year.

They also will be weighing proposals to require paid sick leave and to either extend a moratorium on the hydraulic oil and gas drilling process known as fracking in western Maryland or ban it.

Lawmakers also will consider legislation to address the rising costs of prescription drugs.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware lawmakers are poised to begin this year's legislative session by rejecting pay raises for themselves and other state officials.

Senate and House members convene Tuesday for the start of the 149th session of the General Assembly.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A glance at some of the legislation that has cleared the Maryland General Assembly, as lawmakers near the end of their 90-day session Monday at midnight:

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers have plenty of work remaining on the last day of this year's legislative session.

The House and Senate will be waiting Monday for negotiators to reconcile differences in some high-priority bills between the chambers.

The legislature has yet to pass a bill to reform the state's correctional system, but House and Senate negotiators reached a hard-fought compromise Saturday night. The measure aims to save money by reducing incarceration of nonviolent drug offenders and increasing investments in treatment.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has scheduled a news conference to discuss the legislative session, which is in its last week.

The news conference, which is set for Tuesday afternoon in Annapolis, comes as the Democrat-controlled General Assembly has passed about 30 bills to his desk.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has scheduled a news conference a day before Maryland's legislative session begins.

Hogan's news conference is set for Tuesday afternoon in Annapolis.

Doug Mayer, the governor's spokesman, declined to elaborate Monday on specifics about what the governor will discuss.

Last week, Hogan said he plans to propose about $400 million in tax cuts over five years to benefit working families, retirees and small businesses. The Republican said he would elaborate on the proposals this week.

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