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Md. Leaders Discuss Upcoming General Assembly

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SALISBURY, Md. - The issues facing the 433rd Maryland General Assembly this year are at-hand.

"It's going to be once again a controversial session," said Sen. Richard Colburn (R-Dist. 37).

Among the issues, gun control. It's a topic, along with school security that Senator Richard Colburn says needs to be discussed.

"If I thought there was one law that we could pass in Annapolis that would prevent any tragedy such as Connecticut from ever happening in Maryland, I would probably vote for that law. I don't think there's a bill out there. A gun ban is not the answer."

Other topics that Sen. Colburn brought up at his annual brunch at the Salisbury Holiday Inn included the health care reform, the death penalty and state spending.

"Maryland needs to push away from federal subsidies as much as possible, particularly since we don't know what's going to happen as the Congress continues to kick the can down the road."

"Given what's going on in DC, we have a lot of unknowns as we walk into our state budget," said Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio (R-Dist. 37B).

Among the unknowns that Del. Haddaway-Riccio stated include the debt ceiling and sequestration on the federal level.

"We're going to have a lot to consider as we go forward and again just trying to protect our citizens, but also trying to protect our constitutional rights," said Del. Haddaway-Riccio.

Maryland legislators will be back at work starting this Wednesday.  

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