Maryland lawmakers led by the ‘pro tem’ team in Annapolis

WASHINGTON — Something was different in Maryland’s General Assembly Friday morning.

Instead of hearing the clerk call out “Mr. Speaker” in the House, delegates heard the clerk punctuate the morning’s business with the title “Madam Speaker.” Inside the Senate, it was “Madam President” who was addressed by the clerk.

The “pro tem” members of each chamber presided over the day’s business.

In the House, Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones filled in for Speaker Michael Busch, who was out for a doctor’s appointment. Across the hall, Senate President Pro Tem Kathy Klausmeier stood in for Senate President Mike Miller.

Miller announced Thursday that he was being treated for prostate cancer, and that he would be out receiving chemotherapy periodically during the 90-day legislative session.

Klausmeier said Thursday that she would work hard to keep the Senate running to the best of her ability…

Original published: 2019-01-12 01:55:03 Read the full Washington News here

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