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Maryland’s special legislative session anticipated in week of Oct. 17

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration is anticipating this fall’s special legislative session on congressional redistricting will be held in the week of Oct. 17.

While the governor has not formally announced a date, spokesman Rick Abbruzzese said Tuesday it’s expected to be held that week in October.

The Maryland legislature typically meets for a 90-day session beginning in January, but lawmakers need a special session to re-draw congressional districts based on the results of the census. Some lawmakers have suggested taking up legislation in addition to redistricting. Some topics that have been mentioned include trying to address some of the state’s structural deficit and transportation funding concerns.

Abbruzzese says the governor is still considering whether to take up legislation to address transportation funding issues.