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2022 legislative session in Annapolis : PHOTOS

Adrienne A. Jones, unanimously re-elected as Speaker of the House (lower left) begins business in the house chamber as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session at Maryland State House Wednesday., Jan. 12, 2022.
(Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
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The Maryland General Assembly returns to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session.
(Karl Merton Ferron)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Adrienne A. Jones, unanimously re-elected as Speaker of the House (lower left) begins business in the house chamber as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session at Maryland State House Wednesday., Jan. 12, 2022.
Adrienne A. Jones, unanimously re-elected as Speaker of the House (lower left) begins business in the house chamber as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session at Maryland State House Wednesday., Jan. 12, 2022. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
State delegates applaud as Adrienne A. Jones is returned as Speaker of the House as the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session.
State delegates applaud as Adrienne A. Jones is returned as Speaker of the House as the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Del. Dana Jones, Anne Arundel County Democrat, takes a selfie photo with Del. Vanessa Atterbeary, left, and Del. Jessica Feldmark, who are both Howard County Democrats, as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session at Maryland State House.
Del. Dana Jones, Anne Arundel County Democrat, takes a selfie photo with Del. Vanessa Atterbeary, left, and Del. Jessica Feldmark, who are both Howard County Democrats, as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session at Maryland State House. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Maryland Del. Kriselda Valderrama, Democrat from Prince George's County (left) chats with Del. Sid Saab, Republican from Anne Arundel County.
Maryland Del. Kriselda Valderrama, Democrat from Prince George's County (left) chats with Del. Sid Saab, Republican from Anne Arundel County. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
State Del. Jason Buckel, GOP Minority leader speaks after the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session.
State Del. Jason Buckel, GOP Minority leader speaks after the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Montgomery Co. delegates Lorig Charkoudian, left, and Sara Love confer, as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session at Maryland State House.
Montgomery Co. delegates Lorig Charkoudian, left, and Sara Love confer, as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session at Maryland State House. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Adrienne A. Jones, Maryland speaker of the house (left) gets sworn in as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session.
Adrienne A. Jones, Maryland speaker of the house (left) gets sworn in as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Adrienne A. Jones, Maryland speaker of the house, holds the gavel as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis.
Adrienne A. Jones, Maryland speaker of the house, holds the gavel as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Maryland Dels. C. T. Wilson (left) and Talmadge Branch greet each other, as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis.
Maryland Dels. C. T. Wilson (left) and Talmadge Branch greet each other, as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
The house chamber begins work as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session at Maryland State House.
The house chamber begins work as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session at Maryland State House. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Maryland state senators (left) Arthur C. Ellis and Johnny Ray Salling speak with Sen. Guy J. Guzzone.
Maryland state senators (left) Arthur C. Ellis and Johnny Ray Salling speak with Sen. Guy J. Guzzone. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Maryland Dels. Jason C. Buckel (left) and Haven N. Shoemaker, Jr confer, as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session.
Maryland Dels. Jason C. Buckel (left) and Haven N. Shoemaker, Jr confer, as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
From left, Maryland senators Delores G. Kelley, Arthur C. Ellis,, James C. Rosapepe and Christopher R. West chat before the senate starts their session.
From left, Maryland senators Delores G. Kelley, Arthur C. Ellis,, James C. Rosapepe and Christopher R. West chat before the senate starts their session. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan gestures while speaking in the hall of the Maryland State House before the 2022 session begins, as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan gestures while speaking in the hall of the Maryland State House before the 2022 session begins, as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Dereck Davis, treasurer (left), Del. CT Wilson and Dyana Forester, president of AFC-CIO Metro Washington Labor Council share a laugh as Wilson begs off to start the 2022 session.
Dereck Davis, treasurer (left), Del. CT Wilson and Dyana Forester, president of AFC-CIO Metro Washington Labor Council share a laugh as Wilson begs off to start the 2022 session. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
State delegates Teresa E. Reilly (left) and Kathy Szeliga climb the steps of the Maryland State House to participate in the 2022 session.
State delegates Teresa E. Reilly (left) and Kathy Szeliga climb the steps of the Maryland State House to participate in the 2022 session. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Paul M. Blitz staffer for Delegate Rick Metzger, climbs the state house stairs as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis.
Paul M. Blitz staffer for Delegate Rick Metzger, climbs the state house stairs as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Jeffrey Gray (foreground) and Joceline Gutierrez with CASA stand before the governor's mansion at Lawyers Mall to make their causes known to legislators outside the state house, as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session at Maryland State House.
Jeffrey Gray (foreground) and Joceline Gutierrez with CASA stand before the governor's mansion at Lawyers Mall to make their causes known to legislators outside the state house, as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session at Maryland State House. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Standing outside Lawyer's Mall to advance their cause, Myles Hicks (left), Clinton Macsherry, and Matan Zeimer (right) with Time to Care Coalition wave at passing legislators.
Standing outside Lawyer's Mall to advance their cause, Myles Hicks (left), Clinton Macsherry, and Matan Zeimer (right) with Time to Care Coalition wave at passing legislators. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
The General Assembly return for the 2022 legislative session
Mustafa Abdullah, field director with ChesapeakeClimate Action Network double checks the number of chairs being displayed in the shadow of the Maryland State House - each one representing one hundred lives lost every six hours due to climate change across the world, according to WHO (World Health Organization) - as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session at Maryland State House.
Mustafa Abdullah, field director with ChesapeakeClimate Action Network double checks the number of chairs being displayed in the shadow of the Maryland State House - each one representing one hundred lives lost every six hours due to climate change across the world, according to WHO (World Health Organization) - as the 188 delegates and senators in the Maryland General Assembly return to Annapolis for their annual 90-day session at Maryland State House. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
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