- Associated Press - Sunday, April 10, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers have plenty of work remaining on the last day of this year’s legislative session.

The House and Senate will be waiting Monday for negotiators to reconcile differences in some high-priority bills between the chambers.

The legislature has yet to pass a bill to reform the state’s correctional system, but House and Senate negotiators reached a hard-fought compromise Saturday night. The measure aims to save money by reducing incarceration of nonviolent drug offenders and increasing investments in treatment.

Lawmakers also will be working to pass a police reform bill.

Both measures are the result of workgroups lawmakers worked on for months over the interim before session started in January.



Lawmakers also will be working on a tax-relief plan and legislation to require ignition interlock devices for drunken drivers.

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