Haddaway to Escort Senate for State of the State

“Today (January 30, 2009) at noon, the Governor will deliver the annual State of the State Address in the House Chamber. It is customary for the Senate to sit in the House Chamber for the duration of the speech. This year, Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio and Delegate Bill Frick have been selected to escort the Senate into the House Chambers, an honor that is bestowed on two delegates each year. Article II, Section 19 of Maryland’s Constitution requires the Governor to””. . . inform the Legislature of the condition of the State and recommend to their consideration such measures as he may judge necessary and expedient.”” As such, the Governor’s address will likely include budget details and an overview of his legislative initiatives for the year.”