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Edwards Says Effective Legislating During Pandemic Requires Adapting to Circumstances

February 23rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Having served in Maryland’s General Assembly since 1983, the workings and day-to-day operation of the annual legislative sessions had become second nature for State Senator George Edwards — until this year. When the 2021 session of the Maryland General Assembly got underway last month, it was done so with a number of changes made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many proceedings have moved online to allow for social distancing, and the look inside the chamber is markedly different with glass barriers towering over lawmakers and new safety protocols. The number of people allowed inside various parts of the State House is also limited. Senator Edwards talked with WCBC News about how he has adapted…