Annapolis Notes

January 08, 2007|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Delegation members set up their offices

As they prepare for grand changes with a new Democratic governor, members of Washington County's delegation have gone through smaller ones, such as finding out where to set up camp.

Some lawmakers weren't sure of their Annapolis offices and phone extensions until last week.

Del. Christopher B. Shank, for one, has moved; he's the new minority whip.

Del. Robert A. McKee and Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr. will be in the same office suite.

Del. John P. Donoghue, whose room assignment still was up in the air Friday, assured constituents that mail with a legislator's name on it still gets to him or her, regardless of the office number.

Committee roles are mostly the same

One thing that stayed mostly the same for the county's state representatives is committee assignments.

Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr. has switched from Ways and Means to Appropriations.

George C. Edwards, who was on Appropriations as a delegate, will be on the Finance Committee as a senator.


It's the status quo for the rest of the delegation:

· Sen. Donald F. Munson: Budget and Taxation

· Del. Robert A. McKee: Ways and Means

· Del. Christopher B. Shank: Judiciary

· Del. John P. Donoghue: Health and Government Operations

· Sen. Alex X. Mooney: Judicial Proceedings

· Del. Richard B. Weldon Jr.: Health and Government Operations

Week of inauguration will be a busy one

Starting Tuesday, Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov-elect Anthony Brown will have a busy week leading up to a full day: their inauguration.

The inaugural committee for O'Malley and Brown announced plans Friday for their One Maryland Inaugural Tour and Celebration.

The tour will take them to:

· A town hall meeting in Montgomery County on Tuesday

· The opening session of the Maryland General Assembly and lunch (O'Malley only) with the mayor of Annapolis on Wednesday

· Solomons in Southern Maryland on Thursday

· Easton on the Eastern Shore on Friday

· Frederick (the Western Maryland stop) on Saturday

· Baltimore (O'Malley) and Southern Maryland (Brown) on Monday

· Annapolis on Tuesday

On Inauguration Day - Wednesday, Jan. 17 - there will be a 9 a.m. celebration in front of the State House, with performances by choirs from throughout Maryland.

O'Malley and Brown will be sworn in at noon in the Senate Chamber. A public ceremony will follow, then a parade, a receiving line and a gala.

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