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New leaders in Maryland Senate will be younger, more left-leaning

Dec 12, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs
Board and Executive Moves

More liberal and younger lawmakers will be positioned to usher legislation through the Maryland Senate next year under a leadership structure announced Thursday by Sen. Bill Ferguson, the chamber's presumed next president.

Leadership assignments are a key tool for spreading power and influence in the Senate, which has a veto-proof Democratic majority and in which all the leadership positions are held by Democrats.

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