Progressives Push for Special Session in Annapolis
A group of 80 progressive advocacy groups are mounting a campaign to pressure the Maryland General Assembly into convening a special session before the regularly scheduled January 2021 start date. The organizations, including Progressive Maryland, the Maryland Center for Economic Policy, SEIU, and CASA of Maryland, want the legislature to address the following:
- Override the Governor’s vetoes
- Extend the state’s moratorium on evictions (which ended on July 25)
- Address the consistent supply issue of PPE for frontline workers
- Fix the state’s revenue short-fall caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
Despite several consistent calls for a special session since the early adjournment of the 2020 legislative session, the General Assembly’s presiding officers have, to date, resisted convening the legislature.
Thanks to the Maryland Chamber of Commerce for this update.