COVID-19 Threat Prompts Maryland Gen. Assembly To Close Early

The Maryland General Assembly will adjourn early on Wednesday, March 18th because of the threat of the coronavirus. State Senate President Bill Ferguson made the announcement Sunday afternoon.  March 18th is 19 days sooner than was scheduled.  There are plans to meet during a special session during the last week in May.  Lawmakers are in the midsts of financing improvements to Maryland schools, the state budget and COVID-19 mitigation funding.