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Marc Steiner Interviews Gov. Hogan, Sen. Mikulski at Annapolis Summit

Marc Steiner hosted the Annapolis Summit at the Governor Calvert house Wednesday, kicking off 2016’s 90-day legislative session in Annapolis. 

Steiner interviewed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, and U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski.

The Daily Record co-hosted the two-hour program, and published a special legislative report that takes an in-depth look at issues brought up during the 2016 legislative session. 

“Families are here, babies are here, congressional people from Capitol Hill are here,” Miller told reporters, explaining why the legislature would wait until next week to try to override vetoes as the General Assembly prepares to convene for the 2016 legislative session.

Instead, the focus of the day was set squarely on goals and recognition of progress.

"Government is a team effort," Miller said. "You have to be able to communicate to make things happen."

In what she called her final speech before the two chambers, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. Congress, thanked lawmakers for working with her to represent the state’s interest, and received a standing ovation from the crowd. 

Mikulski joined Marc Steiner for a 30-minute conversation, in which she spoke about her long and illustrious career, and how life in politics had changed in the past 45 years. Mikulski recalled growing up in Highlandtown, her family grocery, and being a social worker.

The Annapolis Summit was sponsored by The Daily Record, The Maryland State Education Association, Stevenson University, Alexander and Cleaver, VPC, The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, and WEAA.

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Marc Steiner interviews Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch at the Annapolis Summit.
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Marc Steiner interviews U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski.