Sen. Robert Garagiola, Maryland Senate majority leader, left, talks with Sen. Nancy Jacobs during a joint hearing for a fiscal briefing by the Department of Legislative Services at the state house in Annapolis, Md. on Oct. 20, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Sen. Robert Garagiola, Maryland Senate majority leader, left, talks with Sen. Nancy Jacobs during a joint hearing for a fiscal briefing by the Department of Legislative Services at the state house in Annapolis, Md. on Oct. 20, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)